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

2. Rosine loses her temper, accusing Bartholo of what?
(a) Leaving her all alone.
(b) Keeping her love from her.
(c) Keeping her in a dungeon.
(d) Being unkind to her.

3. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?
(a) Anything is better than nothing.
(b) The Count has a beautiful voice, so any song will do.
(c) Love will make it sound sweet no matter what.
(d) Whatever he plays and sings will distract Bartholo.

4. Who does the Count "drunkenly" say is the only person in the house with whom he wants anything to do?
(a) Bartholo.
(b) The maids.
(c) Rosine.
(d) Bazile.

5. To what does Rosine's letter refer?
(a) The Count's obsessive behavior.
(b) Bartholo's obsessive behavior.
(c) The Count's devotion.
(d) Bartholo's devotion.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what is the Count's song?

2. Of what does Figaro remind the Count?

3. On what does the Count romantically comment?

4. What does Rosine do after awhile of listening to the Count?

5. On what commedia type is Bazile based?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does the Count grab his gun and set up a mock battle between himself and Bartholo? Is he successful in the maneuver? Why or why not? Is this exchange drawing in the audience? Why or why not?

5. 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?

6. What does Rosine do with the paper? How might this small prop draw the audience into the story?

7. How does the Count gain entrance into the home and to see Rosine? Who's plan might this have been? Why do you believe this?

8. Why does Bazile take money from the Count? How does his desire for money help the characters in this story?

9. Where can the Count find Figaro after he is in his disguise? Why does Figaro give this much detail about his location?

10. How does the Count reveal he is feeling uncertain about the plan? About what is he uncertain? Does he make a good choice? Why or why not?

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