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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Figaro learn that Bazile tells Bartholo that the Count is in town, has taken rooms at a fancy hotel and is going out every evening in disguise?
(a) He is peeping out of a nearby cupboard and overhearing.
(b) He is hanging outside the window.
(c) He is listening at the door.
(d) He is hiding under the bed.

2. How does Rosine describe Figaro?
(a) As a sneaky fellow.
(b) As her best friend.
(c) As a good fellow.
(d) As a strange fellow.

3. How does Rosine get Bartholo to leave?
(a) She pushes him out the door.
(b) She yells, "fire!"
(c) She pushes him out the window.
(d) She asks Bartholo to run downstairs to retrieve the song.

4. Why can Figaro easily gain access to Bartholo's house?
(a) He is Bartholo's servant.
(b) He is Bartholo's barber.
(c) He is Bartholo's brother.
(d) He is Bartholo's cousin.

5. Rosine wonders whether Bartholo thinks she would not be able to resist even the attractions of a servant like Figaro, which leads Bartholo to make what suggestion?
(a) Women never love men.
(b) Women can find any man attractive.
(c) Men can find any woman attractive.
(d) Men never truly love women.

6. Why does the Count ask what Figaro is doing in Seville?
(a) Since the Count got Figaro a job in the government.
(b) He heard Figaro had moved to Paris.
(c) He thought Figaro had died.
(d) Since the Count found Figaro a job as a writer.

7. What does Bazile tell Bartholo to start?
(a) Beating up the Count.
(b) A nasty, slanderous rumor about the Count.
(c) Notifying the national authorities.
(d) Calling the police.

8. What does Rosine hand to Figaro?
(a) A new song she has written.
(b) His guitar.
(c) The note she has just written.
(d) A violin.

9. For whom is Rosine's paper?
(a) Figaro.
(b) The Count.
(c) Her cousin.
(d) Bartholo.

10. What is Figaro about to do, when the Count asks how to find him?
(a) Run off.
(b) Take a nap.
(c) Go to the house.
(d) Climb a tree.

11. What does Rosine say as she stands at her window?
(a) She detests Bartholo.
(b) Romeo! Romeo! Where for art thou, Romeo?
(c) The stars are beautiful.
(d) She enjoys the night air.

12. Bartholo assumes the song is a "new sort of silliness," and talks grumpily about what?
(a) How she is a horrible singer, and he does not want to hear it.
(b) How there is so much nonsense around- especially the "new fangled Drama."
(c) How he despises musicians and wishes she did not take lessons.
(d) How he envies her talents and hopes she will teach him to sing.

13. For what will Figaro use his knowledge of drugs?
(a) To paralyze Bartholo.
(b) To put Bartholo to sleep.
(c) To kill Bartholo's servants.
(d) To put Bartholo's servants to sleep.

14. How is a commedia and today's example similar?
(a) Both have dramatic events.
(b) Both have music.
(c) Both have central characters that generally behave the same way no matter the specifics of the story in which they are involved.
(d) Both have tragic endings.

15. How is Rosine alone at last and free to do as she pleases?
(a) The Count and Figaro have saved her.
(b) She has locked her door.
(c) Bartholo is running errands.
(d) The servants are all either unwell or busy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Figaro say is the man's only defect?

2. How does Figaro tease Rosine?

3. What does Figaro promise to do?

4. What happens when Figaro makes an attempt at writing for the theatre?

5. What does the Count vow to do?

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