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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 is the Count resolved to do?
(a) Keep his real identity a secret.
(b) Tell her who he is.
(c) Kill the music teacher.
(d) Sing for Rosine.

2. 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 exiled.
(d) Have him arrested.

3. What does Figaro suggest is impossible?
(a) To be both happy and sad.
(b) To be both angry and agitated.
(c) To be both nervous and excited.
(d) To be both in love and calm.

4. What does the Count instantly resolve to do?
(a) Get her psychological help.
(b) Leave and go home.
(c) Court her and marry her.
(d) Beg her to divorce her husband.

5. What does the Count comically struggle to do?
(a) Walk.
(b) Stand up straight.
(c) Talk to Rosine.
(d) Pronounce Bartholo's name correctly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kept the audience's interest?

2. What does Bartholo say best friends will do?

3. What job does Figaro have, as we wanders through Spain?

4. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?

5. What does the Count do, regarding Rosine's song?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Figaro say at the end of the play? What does this say about the playwright's opinion of youth, age, and love?

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

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

4. 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?

5. Although Rosine is under the legal marrying age, why does the Count say the marriage is legitimate? What does this say about the wealthy at the time the play was written and about the playwright's opinion of the wealthy?

6. 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?

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

8. What connection do Rosine and the Count make with the audience after she finishes singing? How do they feel? Why do they feel this way?

9. What does Bazile decide to do? Why? How does this decision help the Count, Figaro, and Rosine?

10. What does Rosine do when she hears Bartholo coming? How might she handle him on his return?

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