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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. How is the Count disguised?
(a) As a soldier.
(b) As Figaro.
(c) As a priest.
(d) As Bazile.

2. What does Figaro offer the Count?
(a) A violin to play sweetly.
(b) His services in any capacity.
(c) A song to sing to his love.
(d) A poem for his maiden.

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

4. On what commedia type is Bazile based?
(a) The self-absorbed, money-grasping old man.
(b) The fighter.
(c) The lover.
(d) The stupid servant.

5. For what does the Count long?
(a) To be loved for who he is, rather than for his position or his money.
(b) To be wealthy and living in a beautiful home in the countryside.
(c) To show off his wealth and find a trophy wife.
(d) To see his mother and sisters again.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rosine get Bartholo to leave?

2. Rosine wonders whether Bartholo thinks she would not be able to resist even the attractions of a servant like Figaro, which leads Bartholo to make what suggestion?

3. What does the Count instantly resolve to do?

4. What story has Bartholo spread around to keep potential lovers away?

5. What does Bazile tell Bartholo to start?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Rosine able to be alone and free? What might she be writing in her letter to "Lindor?"

2. 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?

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

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

6. 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?

7. What is the only defect Figaro mentions this man having? How does Rosine react to this hint? Why does Figaro not tell her right away who this man loves?

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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