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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. What does Rosine do when she hears Bartholo coming?
(a) She is nervous.
(b) She panics.
(c) She becomes excited.
(d) She faints.

2. What does Bartholo say about putting trust in anyone?
(a) It is a beautiful thing.
(b) It is a good idea.
(c) It takes courage.
(d) It is dangerous.

3. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?
(a) She would prefer that the man would excitedly tell her how he feels.
(b) She would prefer that he go back to Madrid.
(c) She would prefer it if he would be calm when he tells her he loves her.
(d) She would prefer it that he leave the property.

4. Why are Bartholo's servants not very helpful?
(a) They have been drugged by Figaro.
(b) They were given the day off.
(c) They are stupid.
(d) They do not like him.

5. What does the Count tell Figaro to call him?
(a) Gandolf.
(b) Lucas.
(c) Lindor.
(d) Lord.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Figaro surprise Rosine?

2. Why is the Count unable to hand Rosine the real love letter?

3. What does Rosine do with the song?

4. For whom does Count Almaviva wait?

5. What interrupts Bartholo's complaining?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Count know about Rosine? How does Figaro correct the Count about his knowledge of this woman? How does knowledge help the play progress?

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

3. What is comedic in this scene, regarding Rosine's singing? How is this a display of commedia?

4. How does the scene open? Why is the Count dressed in a disguise?

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

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

7. 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?

8. What is Bartholo doing, as this scene opens? Why might she be refusing to take lessons from him?

9. How do you know that Rosine is cunning and intelligent?

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

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