The Barber of Seville Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the Count tell Bartholo that he is here to teach Rosine singing?
(a) Bazile has moved.
(b) Bazile is ill.
(c) Bazile has quit.
(d) Bazile is not a good teacher.

2. Why does Rosine speak very coldly and formally to the Count?
(a) She is angry with Bartholo.
(b) She is still angry with him.
(c) She does not know who he is.
(d) She no longer loves him.

3. For what does Figaro say he has come?
(a) To save Rosine.
(b) To give his servants a shave.
(c) To sing and play his guitar for Bartholo.
(d) To shave Bartholo as usual, nothing more.

4. What does Figaro do when he opens the window and sees the room is empty?
(a) He comes in and helps the Count to come in as well.
(b) He calls to see where everyone is.
(c) He climbs in but leaves the Count outside the window.
(d) He leaves.

5. What is Bartholo trying to understand about Rosine?
(a) Why she no longer talks to him.
(b) Why she does not want to marry him.
(c) Why she has stopped singing.
(d) Why she has refused to have any more lessons from Bazile.

6. What does Bartholo tell Rosine the Count had told him?
(a) The Count wrote her a love letter but Bartholo had destroyed it in a fit of rage.
(b) The Count loves her desperately and will be there around midnight.
(c) The Count never loved her and is not coming.
(d) The Count showed the letter to another woman, and then told Bartholo the whole story in the hopes of getting Rosine away from the Count.

7. Who does Bartholo say has authority?
(a) Rosine, his love, has authority.
(b) The police have authority.
(c) The Count is in his home, so Bartholo is the one who has authority.
(d) The Count has authority.

8. Who does "Alonzo" say Bazile discovered was in town?
(a) Rosine.
(b) The King of Spain.
(c) Figaro.
(d) Count Almaviva.

9. Who is Alonzo?
(a) A student of Bazile, which is the Count's new disguise.
(b) Rosine's cousin.
(c) Figaro's nephew.
(d) Bartholo's nephew.

10. Why does Bartholo tell "Alonzo" to speak loudly?
(a) There is a lot of noise in the house.
(b) "Alonzo" speaks so quietly.
(c) Bartholo wants the entire house to hear him.
(d) He is deaf in one ear.

11. What does the Count finally win through a bag of coins?
(a) His freedom.
(b) Rosine's hand in marriage.
(c) The lottery.
(d) Bazile's support.

12. How does Bartholo know there is a plot afoot?
(a) Figaro does not have a niece.
(b) The notary seems nervous.
(c) The Count is peering in the window.
(d) Rosine is acting strange.

13. Bartholo calls Figaro a knave. What is Figaro's response?
(a) He is not a knave; he is a writer.
(b) No, my middle name is Dave, not knave.
(c) What is a knave.
(d) Yes, he is a knave.

14. What causes Bartholo to rush out of the room?
(a) A scream.
(b) A noise of breaking china from offstage.
(c) Rosine shouts for him to leave.
(d) The Count chases after him.

15. How does Rosine say she felt about him but changed when she found out that he was plotting to betray her to "this horrible Almaviva?"
(a) She was infatuated with him.
(b) She sort of liked him.
(c) She was obsessed with him.
(d) She did love him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Bartholo leave to get a basin?

2. What does the Count confess?

3. Why does the Count insist that the marriage is an honorable one?

4. Why does the Count quickly change the plan, and tells the notary that the marriage between himself and Rosine scheduled for later that day is to be performed now?

5. Why does the notary ask the Count to confirm that he is, in fact, Almaviva?

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