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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 the Count do while telling Bartholo to do his duty to the military and put him up for the night?
(a) He looks for Figaro.
(b) He sings.
(c) He stumbles around.
(d) He shows Rosine the letter.

2. Why does Figaro tell the Count to pose as a drunken member of a military detachment in town and introduce himself to Bartholo?
(a) Bartholo will be obliged to get drunk with him.
(b) Bartholo has a soft spot in his heart for soldiers.
(c) Bartholo loves the talk about war.
(d) Bartholo will be obliged to invite him in.

3. How does the Count meet Rosine?
(a) At a party help in Madrid.
(b) By chance at the store.
(c) At his home.
(d) By chance on a street in Madrid.

4. Where does this scene take place?
(a) In Bartholo's room.
(b) In the Count's home.
(c) In Figaro's shop.
(d) In Rosine's room in Bartholo's house.

5. What does Bartholo challenge the Count to do?
(a) A duel.
(b) A hotdog eathing contest.
(c) Say what he came for.
(d) A wrestling match.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Figaro say he was talking to on the street?

2. What kept the audience's interest?

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

4. How does Bartholo enter?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Rosine say about the paper she is holding? What might be significant about this paper?

3. 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?

4. What remark does Figaro make when the Count romantically comments on Rosine's attractiveness? Why does he do this?

5. What do the various characters do to keep Bazile from telling Bartholo this is all a ruse? How is Bazile's support finally won? How does this satisfy the audience of a commedia?

6. What happens as the Count comes in, disguised as a soldier and pretending to be drunk? What is he trying to do the Bartholo to distract him? Is he successful?

7. 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?

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

9. What is Figaro's plan? Do you believe this plan will work? Why or why not?

10. 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?

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