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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. To what can commedia be compared today?
(a) Documentaries.
(b) Television sitcoms.
(c) Dramas.
(d) The symphony.

2. What does the Count insist that Bartholo show him?
(a) His love.
(b) His letter of exemption.
(c) To his room.
(d) To the kitchen.

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

4. What does Bartholo see the Count putting back in his pocket?
(a) His wallet.
(b) A song.
(c) His guitar pic.
(d) The letter.

5. Rosine wonders whether Bartholo thinks she would not be able to resist even the attractions of a servant like Figaro, which leads Bartholo to make what suggestion?
(a) Women never love men.
(b) Women can find any man attractive.
(c) Men never truly love women.
(d) Men can find any woman attractive.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what commedia type is Bazile based?

2. While Figaro is composing a song, through what does he go?

3. What does Figaro reassure the Count?

4. What does Rosine do when she hears Bartholo coming?

5. What does Figaro suggest is impossible?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Figaro's plan? Why will the Count's disguise get him into the house?

2. What does Figaro learn, while in a cupboard? What does Bazile suggest to Bartholo? What would be the outcome of this?

3. 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?

4. Of what does Bartholo accuse Figaro? How does he know about the relationship between Rosine and the Count? Will she be able to escape from the prison this man has put her in?

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 does Figaro respond when Bartholo calls him a knave? What is a knave?

7. Who does Figaro tell "Lindor" is? Why does he say this?

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

9. How does Rosine react when she hears she is to be married? What does Figaro promise? Will he be able to keep his promise? Why or why not?

10. Why is the Count worried that Rosine might not leave with them to be married?

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