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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what commedia type is Bazile based?
(a) The stupid servant.
(b) The fighter.
(c) The lover.
(d) The self-absorbed, money-grasping old man.

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

3. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?
(a) The Count has a beautiful voice, so any song will do.
(b) Anything is better than nothing.
(c) Whatever he plays and sings will distract Bartholo.
(d) Love will make it sound sweet no matter what.

4. What do the Count and Figaro discover about the song?
(a) It is a note to Bartholo.
(b) It is actually a poem.
(c) It is actually a letter.
(d) It is beautiful.

5. While Figaro is composing a song, through what does he go?
(a) Several violin strings.
(b) Several guitar pics.
(c) Several different tunes.
(d) Several different sets of lyrics.

6. 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 has a soft spot in his heart for soldiers.
(b) Bartholo loves the talk about war.
(c) Bartholo will be obliged to invite him in.
(d) Bartholo will be obliged to get drunk with him.

7. What does Rosine angrily ask, regarding her feelings about Bartholo?
(a) Why he is always accusing her?
(b) Why he is so unkind to her?
(c) Why does she find him so attractive?
(d) Why does she find him so unattractive?

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

9. What does the Count comically struggle to do?
(a) Stand up straight.
(b) Talk to Rosine.
(c) Walk.
(d) Pronounce Bartholo's name correctly.

10. What does Bartholo challenge the Count to do?
(a) A hotdog eathing contest.
(b) A duel.
(c) A wrestling match.
(d) Say what he came for.

11. Why does Bartholo send Rosine out?
(a) It is dangerous for a woman to be alone with a drunken man.
(b) He no longer enjoys her company.
(c) He does not want her to fall in love with the soldier.
(d) He is tired of seeing her.

12. What does Rosine do in her free time?
(a) She sings a love song.
(b) She applies more makeup.
(c) She plays the harp.
(d) She writes a love letter to "Lindor."

13. What has taught Figaro to be so positive.?
(a) His mother was always a positive woman.
(b) His life experiences.
(c) He forced himself to laugh out of being afraid that he would cry.
(d) Prayer.

14. How do Bartholo's servants respond when he asks them why they did not tell him that Figaro had been in to see Rosine?
(a) They did not think he meant that Figaro was not allowed in.
(b) They do not trust Bartholo.
(c) Figaro had told them to keep it a secret.
(d) They had forgotten Figaro had been there.

15. As Figaro finishes singing his new composition, what does he realize about the "priest?"
(a) He looks unhappy.
(b) He looks odd.
(c) He looks worried.
(d) He looks familiar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rosine loses her temper, accusing Bartholo of what?

2. What job does Figaro have, as we wanders through Spain?

3. Where does this story take place?

4. How does Bartholo enter?

5. What will Figaro do while the Count gets himself into his disguise as a soldier?

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