|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rosine do in her free time?
2. What is Figaro about to do, when the Count asks how to find him?
3. What has the Count recently found out about Rosine?
4. Where does this scene take place?
5. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is Bartholo headed? What might be the significance of Bazile?
2. Why is the Count worried that Rosine might not leave with them to be married?
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. 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 Rosine do with the paper? How might this small prop draw the audience into the story?
6. After Figaro tells his story, how does this first part of Act 1 end? How might Figaro's attitude help the Count?
7. 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?
8. What does Rosine do after the Count has sung and played the guitar for awhile? Why does she do this?
9. Who is the authority in Bartholo's home in this scene?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bazile can easily be won over with money.
Part 1) Give three examples of this.
Part 2) How has he hurt and helped the Count?
Part 3) What commedia character does he represent? Would an audience have been satisfied by this character? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Figaro tells the Count "difficulties only add spice to the undertaking."
Part 1) What does he mean by this?
Part 2) How does Figaro feel about this undertaking?
Part 3) Why is he encouraging the Count?
Essay Topic 3
Rosine is alone at last and free to do as she pleases in Act 2, Part 1.
Part 1) How does she gain this freedom?
Part 2) What does she do with her freedom?
Part 3) How does this first moment of freedom begin the sequence of events that leads to her absolute freedom?
This section contains 1,296 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)