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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 hand to Figaro?
(a) The note she has just written.
(b) His guitar.
(c) A violin.
(d) A new song she has written.

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

3. Who does Figaro say he was talking to on the street?
(a) A very wealthy Count.
(b) His friend from his previous employment.
(c) Bartholo.
(d) A poor relative who might have done well if he had not had to leave Madrid so quickly.

4. For whom does Count Almaviva wait?
(a) Rosine.
(b) Figaro.
(c) Rosaline.
(d) Bartholo.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Figaro sees her point, and suggests that Rosine do what?

2. Why are Bartholo's servants not very helpful?

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

4. Why does the Count recognize Figaro?

5. What does Bartholo say best friends will do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does Rosine do when she believes that "Lindor" was deceiving her, expressing love on someone else's behalf? How does this heighten the suspense?

4. How does the Count feel about his position? Why does he feel this way? Will the Count succeed in what he wishes for?

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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