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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 Bartholo enter?
2. What does the Count comically struggle to do?
3. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?
4. Who does the Count "drunkenly" say is the only person in the house with whom he wants anything to do?
5. What story has Bartholo spread around to keep potential lovers away?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bazile take money from the Count? How does his desire for money help the characters in this story?
2. How does the Count feel about his position? Why does he feel this way? Will the Count succeed in what he wishes for?
3. What does Rosine do when she believes that "Lindor" was deceiving her, expressing love on someone else's behalf? How does this heighten the suspense?
4. What does the Count do when Bartholo sees him putting the letter back in his pocket? What tactic does he add this time? Is he successful?
5. What does Bazile decide to do? Why? How does this decision help the Count, Figaro, and Rosine?
6. After Figaro tells his story, how does this first part of Act 1 end? How might Figaro's attitude help the Count?
7. Who is Figaro? What is he doing as the audience and reader first meet him? What might be his role throughout the play?
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. How does the notary respond to the Count's new plan? Why does he seem so complacent?
10. What does Rosine do after the Count has sung and played the guitar for awhile? Why does she do this?
Essay Topic 1
Rosine is locked up by Bartholo.
Part 1) Why has he locked her up?
Part 2) Is this a frequently used aspect of theatre? Why or why not?
Part 3) Is Rosine saved? Does she have any control over her freedom? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The play takes place in Seville, Spain.
Part 1) Where do the scenes take place?
Part 2) Why might be the reason for the playwright choosing this specific setting?
Part 3) Why is the setting in Spain, when the original language and playwright are French?
Essay Topic 3
Figaro describes "Lindor" to Rosine.
Part 1) How does Figaro describe him?
Part 2) Why does Figaro describe him this way?
Part 3) What does Figaro say about this man that intrigues Rosine?
Part 4) How does Rosine respond? Why does she respond this way?
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