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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the letter tell Bartholo to do?
(a) Send "Lindor" back to the military barracks.
(b) Give "Lindor" a bed for a night.
(c) Kick "Lindor" out.
(d) Call the police.

2. What does Rosine do with the song?
(a) She throws it in the fire.
(b) She gives it to Bartholo.
(c) She drops it out the window.
(d) She tears it up.

3. What does Bartholo suggest is the best way to deal with the Count?
(a) Wait for him and beat him up.
(b) Spread nasty rumors about him.
(c) Have him exiled.
(d) Have him arrested.

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

5. What does Rosine do when she hears Bartholo coming?
(a) She is nervous.
(b) She faints.
(c) She becomes excited.
(d) She panics.

6. How does Figaro surprise Rosine?
(a) He sings to her.
(b) He suddenly comes in.
(c) He calls her name.
(d) He climbs in her window.

7. What does Bartholo say best friends will do?
(a) Be there forever.
(b) Take advantage.
(c) Take care of you.
(d) Love you.

8. What would Bazile's suggestion do to the Count?
(a) Destroy the Count more thoroughly than a beating.
(b) Destroy his looks and Rosine's love for him.
(c) Send him to another country.
(d) Keep him from Rosine.

9. What does Figaro promise to do?
(a) Unlock the door.
(b) Throw Bazile out the window.
(c) Save Rosine.
(d) Beat up Bartholo.

10. Why does Figaro tell the Count to pose as a drunken member of a military detachment in town and introduce himself to Bartholo?
(a) Bartholo will be obliged to invite him in.
(b) Bartholo loves the talk about war.
(c) Bartholo will be obliged to get drunk with him.
(d) Bartholo has a soft spot in his heart for soldiers.

11. To what does Rosine's letter refer?
(a) The Count's obsessive behavior.
(b) Bartholo's obsessive behavior.
(c) The Count's devotion.
(d) Bartholo's devotion.

12. At a performance of this play when it was first written, what expectations would the audience have had?
(a) How this dumb servant hads humor to the play.
(b) They would expect him to be young and handsome.
(c) They would expect him to be evil.
(d) How this greedy, old character would behave and how the other characters would react to him.

13. On what does the Count romantically comment?
(a) Rosine's beautiful dress.
(b) Rosine's dark eyes.
(c) Rosine's sweet voice.
(d) Rosine's attractiveness.

14. What does Bartholo threaten to have done to the Count?
(a) Have him thrown out.
(b) Have him killed.
(c) Have him exiled.
(d) Have him put in jail.

15. Where does this scene take place?
(a) In Rosine's room in Bartholo's house.
(b) In the Count's home.
(c) In Bartholo's room.
(d) In Figaro's shop.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rosine do in her free time?

2. What does she tell Figaro to tell "Lindor?"

3. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?

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

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?

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