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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when Figaro makes an attempt at writing for the theatre?
(a) Even though audiences enjoyed his writing, the critics condemned him.
(b) He greated several great works, but could not find someone to publish them.
(c) He ended up with writer's block and could not write a single line.
(d) The audiences did not enjoy his work.

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

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

4. What interrupts Bartholo's complaining?
(a) The entrance of Bazile, Rosine's music teacher.
(b) The entrance of the Count, to save Rosine.
(c) The entrance of Figaro, to say hello.
(d) The entrance of Rosine.

5. About what does Bartholo complain?
(a) There is no-one downstairs to keep strangers from coming up or playing tricks.
(b) There was no one to make his dinner.
(c) There was no one to take his coat when he entered.
(d) There was no one to take care of his precious Rosine.

6. What does Figaro say is the man's only defect?
(a) He is in love.
(b) He is crippled.
(c) He has a limp.
(d) He is too kind.

7. What kept the audience's interest?
(a) Wondering what the character would look like.
(b) Wondering about the details of this young, handsome lover.
(c) Wondering about the details of both the greedy old man's character and the reactions of the others.
(d) Wondering if the actor would be very good.

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

9. What does Rosine tell Bartholo is on the paper she is holding?
(a) A new song from her music teacher called "The Futile Precaution."
(b) A new song for her to play on the harp.
(c) A new song for Bartholo to sing.
(d) A new song for her to sing to Bartholo.

10. On what does Figaro comment?
(a) Bartholo's love for Rosine.
(b) Bartholo's severe behavior.
(c) Bartholo's desire for information regarding "The Futile Precaution," suggesting that Bartholo's attempts to keep Rosine for himself are themselves futile precautions.
(d) Bartholo's command over Rosine.

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

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

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

14. For whom does Count Almaviva wait?
(a) Rosine.
(b) Figaro.
(c) Rosaline.
(d) Bartholo.

15. About what is the Count's song?
(a) His experiences in the military.
(b) His love for Rosine.
(c) How much he hates Bartholo.
(d) Teasing Bartholo about his appearance.

Short Answer 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?

2. What does Bartholo suggest is the best way to deal with the Count?

3. Figaro sees her point, and suggests that Rosine do what?

4. What is Figaro's job situation?

5. How is the Count disguised?

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