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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What caused Egeon and his family to become separated according to his story in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) The ship struck an iceberg.
(b) The crew separated them.
(c) The ship hit a rock.
(d) A wave knocked them over.

2. Who is the first to tell Antipholus of Ephesus and his men that they cannot enter the house in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Adriana.
(b) Dromio of Syracuse.
(c) Luciana.
(d) Luce.

3. Who does Antipholus of Ephesus complain is shrewish at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) His mother.
(b) His wife.
(c) The Courtesan.
(d) His wife's sister.

4. Who says, "What, wilt thou flout me thus unto my face, being forbid? There, take you that, sir knave"?
(a) Dromio of Ephesus.
(b) Dromio of Syracuse.
(c) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

5. What does the Duke tell Egeon he wishes he could reverse, but cannot?
(a) Egeon's misfortune in losing his family.
(b) Egeon's ransom amount.
(c) Egeon's execution.
(d) Egeon's son being lost.

6. Finish the sentence: "Be it my wrong you are from me exempt, but wrong not that wrong with a more _______."
(a) Heart.
(b) Attempt.
(c) Contempt.
(d) Mind.

7. Who says, "Fie, brother! how the world is changed with you!"?
(a) Angelo.
(b) Luciana.
(c) Adriana.
(d) Dromio of Syracuse.

8. Who is the first to enter the scene during Adriana and Luciana's conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(b) Dromio of Syracuse.
(c) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(d) Dromio of Ephesus.

9. What phrase of Antipholus' does Dromio of Ephesus continue to quote for Adriana and Luciana in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) "Honest to God".
(b) "Oh dear".
(c) "My gold".
(d) "My silver".

10. Where does Act 3, Scene 1 take place?
(a) The palace.
(b) The Centaur.
(c) The Tiger.
(d) The house of Antipholus of Ephesus.

11. Who does Antipholus of Syracuse call a "villain" in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Dromio of Syracuse.
(b) Balthazar.
(c) Angelo.
(d) Adriana.

12. Finish the sentence: "The gold I gave to Dromio is laid up safe at the Centaur; and the heedful slave is wander'd forth, in care to seek me out by computation and mine host's _____."
(a) Report.
(b) Heart.
(c) Story.
(d) Repose.

13. What does the Duke offer Egeon at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) To let him go in exchange for his labor.
(b) To not make him pay a ransom.
(c) To let him go into the city and borrow money for his ransom.
(d) To let him go for nothing.

14. How does Dromio of Syracuse distract Antipholus of Syracuse when he becomes angry with him in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Runs away.
(b) Hits him.
(c) Does magic.
(d) Starts bantering with him.

15. Who says, "Many a man would take you at your word, and go indeed, having so good a mean"?
(a) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(b) Dromio of Ephesus.
(c) Dromio of Syracuse.
(d) Antipholus of Syracuse.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Antipholus of Syracuse do to Dromio of Ephesus after he begins talking about Antipholus' wife in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. What does Luciana tell Adriana that jealousy has caused her to become at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

3. Where does Egeon tell the Duke he is from?

4. Who says, "Ay, ay, he told his mind upon mine ear: Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it"?

5. What sum of money does Antipholus of Syracuse mention in Act 1, Scene 2?

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