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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rosine say about the man that Figaro was with?
(a) She is sure he is a wonderful man.
(b) He should go back to Madrid where he belongs.
(c) He was very handsome.
(d) She is sure he will soon make a good name for himself.

2. How does Rosine react when Figaro tells her the truth about this man?
(a) She is suprised and nervous.
(b) She is flattered, excited, embarrassed and frightened all at the same time.
(c) She feels sorry for him and wants to help him in any way she can.
(d) She is saddened and shocked.

3. What is Figaro's job situation?
(a) He works as a violin maker and travels Spain selling his wares.
(b) He is a travelling minstrel, playing music for anyone who will listen.
(c) He is a poet and an editor for a publishing company.
(d) He was apprenticed to a horse doctor, but when his superior found out that he was also writing poetry, love letters and contributing to the local newspaper, he was fired.

4. What encourages Figaro to put their plan into action?
(a) The Count praises Figaro's abilities as a barber, musician, and writer.
(b) The Count had once helped Figaro when he needed it.
(c) The Count hints that Figaro will rewarded, if he helps the Count marry Rosine.
(d) The Count writes a song for Figaro.

5. Rosine loses her temper, accusing Bartholo of what?
(a) Keeping her in a dungeon.
(b) Keeping her love from her.
(c) Being unkind to her.
(d) Leaving her all alone.

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

7. What happens when Bartholo leaves the room?
(a) The Count saves Rosine.
(b) The Count leaves.
(c) The Count tells Rosine he will come for her at midnight.
(d) The Count and Rosine are left alone to flirt with each other.

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

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

10. For what does the Count long?
(a) To be wealthy and living in a beautiful home in the countryside.
(b) To show off his wealth and find a trophy wife.
(c) To see his mother and sisters again.
(d) To be loved for who he is, rather than for his position or his money.

11. What does the Count vow to do?
(a) Find Rosine a good husband.
(b) Save Rosine.
(c) Marry Rosine.
(d) Give Rosine her freedom.

12. Why does Figaro leave Madrid and cheerfully wander through Spain?
(a) He realized the theatre life was not for him, so he went back to writing poetry.
(b) When he realized that the critics were more interested in their own political in-fighting and were never going to welcome him.
(c) He missed playing the violin, so he found work as a violin maker and salesman.
(d) When he realized the audiences did not appreciate his work, he decided to write music for himself.

13. What place does Figaro describe to the Count?
(a) Rosine's home.
(b) His shop.
(c) Madrid.
(d) His home.

14. How does Count Almaviva feel about his situation?
(a) Nervous.
(b) Confused.
(c) Confident.
(d) Angry.

15. What does Figaro reassure the Count?
(a) Bartholo will let the Count marry Rosine.
(b) Bartholo does not love Rosine.
(c) Rosine does not know who he is.
(d) Everything is going to be all right.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Count meet Rosine?

2. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?

3. The Count grabs his gun and does what?

4. What has taught Figaro to be so positive.?

5. What does Rosine do in her free time?

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