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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Figaro surprise Rosine?
2. Why does Figaro tell the Count to pose as a drunken member of a military detachment in town and introduce himself to Bartholo?
3. What does the count do as Figaro continues his story?
4. How does Rosine describe Figaro?
5. What do the Count and Figaro discover about the song?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Figaro's plan? Why will the Count's disguise get him into the house?
2. What does Rosine do with the paper? How might this small prop draw the audience into the story?
3. 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?
4. Who is Figaro? What is he doing as the audience and reader first meet him? What might be his role throughout the play?
5. 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?
6. How is Rosine able to be alone and free? What might she be writing in her letter to "Lindor?"
7. 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?
8. What does Bazile decide to do? Why? How does this decision help the Count, Figaro, and Rosine?
9. How does Rosine act when she sees the Count? How does she react when he tells her the letter was from him? Why does he still not reveal his identity?
10. How do you know that Rosine is cunning and intelligent?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Figaro and the Count's plan to free Rosine at midnight is thwarted.
Part 1) How so? Why does the playwright throw a wrench in the works?
Part 2) How is their plan changed? How does this plan draw in the viewer?
Part 3) Is this plan successful? How?
Essay Topic 2
This play is an example of commedia dell'arte.
Part 1) What is commedia dell'arte?
Part 2) What aspects of this play prove it is a commedia?
Part 3) What forms of entertainment today could be considered commedia?
Essay Topic 3
Bartholo seems to know everything that has been going on behind his back.
Part 1) How does he know all of this?
Part 2) What role does Bazile play in Bartholo's understanding?
Part 3) Why does the playwright allow him to know what is going on, yet be unable to stop it?
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