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

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

3. What does the letter tell Bartholo to do?
(a) Give "Lindor" a bed for a night.
(b) Kick "Lindor" out.
(c) Call the police.
(d) Send "Lindor" back to the military barracks.

4. Why does the Count ask what Figaro is doing in Seville?
(a) Since the Count got Figaro a job in the government.
(b) He thought Figaro had died.
(c) Since the Count found Figaro a job as a writer.
(d) He heard Figaro had moved to Paris.

5. To what can commedia be compared today?
(a) Television sitcoms.
(b) The symphony.
(c) Dramas.
(d) Documentaries.

Short Answer Questions

1. What encourages Figaro to put their plan into action?

2. What has taught Figaro to be so positive.?

3. On what does Rosine hope Bartholo chokes?

4. Why does Figaro tell the Count to pose as a drunken member of a military detachment in town and introduce himself to Bartholo?

5. What does Figaro reassure the Count?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rosine tell Figaro to tell "Lindor?" How will this news affect "Lindor?"

2. Who is the authority in Bartholo's home in this scene?

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

4. Of what does Bartholo accuse Figaro? How does he know about the relationship between Rosine and the Count? Will she be able to escape from the prison this man has put her in?

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

7. 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?

8. How does Rosine react to Bartholo's accusations? How might this hurt her chances of being with the Count?

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 Figaro reassure the Count about his desire to marry Rosine? Why is Figaro so invested in the Count's interests?

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