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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does this story take place?
(a) Paris, France.
(b) Madrid, Spain.
(c) Seville, Spain.
(d) London, England.

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

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

4. How does Figaro tease Rosine?
(a) By not revealing the truth right away about in whom the man is interested.
(b) By tickling her.
(c) By telling her he has the perfect husband for her but not telling her who it is.
(d) By calling her names.

5. 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 arrested.
(d) Have him exiled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Figaro reassure the Count?

2. 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?

3. Why can Figaro easily gain access to Bartholo's house?

4. How does Rosine describe Figaro?

5. What does the letter tell Bartholo to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bartholo shout, as he storms into the room? Does Bartholo believe that Rosine dropped the song by accident, out of her window? How do you know this?

2. Why does Rosine change her mind and decide to take a music lesson? Does Rosine know of the Count's plan? How does she react when she sees him?

3. What strategy does Rosine use after she has switched the letters? How is her strategy even better than the Count's?

4. How is Figaro's plan discovered? What will this mean for his plan?

5. How does Rosine learn that her lover is not who he says he is? How does she misconstrue the information? Why does the playwright include this misunderstanding?

6. How is Rosine able to be alone and free? What might she be writing in her letter to "Lindor?"

7. Why would the letter from Rosine ask the Count to sing?

8. Bartholo realizes "Alonzo" is not who he says he is, and "Alonzo" pretends to get upset, what does Rosine do? Do you believe this will happen?

9. What does Rosine do after the Count has sung and played the guitar for awhile? Why does she do this?

10. What does the Count say when he realizes they are trapped? Predict what will happen in the next scene.

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