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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the Duke tell Egeon he can do "to make up the sum" of his ransom?
(a) Beg and borrow.
(b) Beg.
(c) Work for it.
(d) Borrow.

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

4. What is the name of the servant who banters with Antipholus of Ephesus and his men who are still stuck outside the house in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Perdita.
(b) Luciana.
(c) Adriana.
(d) Luce.

5. Who says, "Ay, to a niggardly host, and more sparing guest: but though my cates be mean, take them in good part"?
(a) Dromio of Syracuse.
(b) Angelo.
(c) Dromio of Ephesus.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

6. 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) Luciana.
(c) Luce.
(d) Dromio of Syracuse.

7. Finish the sentence: "And he will bless that cross with other beating: between you I shall have a holy _____."
(a) Mind.
(b) Heart.
(c) Name.
(d) Head.

8. With whom does Antipholus of Ephesus tell his friends they will meet for dinner at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) A Courtesan.
(b) The FIrst Merchant.
(c) Egeon.
(d) The Second Merchant.

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

10. At whose shop does Antipholus of Ephesus plan to tell his wife he was at, which caused him to be late for dinner?
(a) The merchant's.
(b) Balthazar's.
(c) Angelo's.
(d) The Courtesan's.

11. During their conversation in Act 3, Scene 1, what does Balthazar tell Antipholus of Ephesus he is more pleased with than the prospect of food?
(a) Antipholus' welcome.
(b) Good conversation.
(c) The company of women.
(d) His money.

12. Who is not waiting with Antipholus of Ephesus at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Dromio of Ephesus.
(b) Luce.
(c) Balthazar.
(d) Angelo.

13. 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 silver".
(d) "My gold".

14. Who interrupts the conversation between Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Adriana and Luciana.
(b) Luciana and Luce.
(c) Adriana and Luce.
(d) Luciana and Angelo.

15. Who is the first to speak in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) The First Merchant.
(b) Angelo.
(c) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(d) The Second Merchant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who asks, "Why should their liberty than ours be more"?

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

3. Who runs away in Act 1, Scene 2?

4. Where does Act 2, Scene 1 take place?

5. Who is described as "horn-mad"?

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