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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What profession does Egeon tell the Duke he once had?
(a) A tavern owner.
(b) A goldsmith.
(c) A merchant.
(d) A jeweler.

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

3. Who says, "Yet this my comfort: when your words are done, my woes end likewise with the evening sun"?
(a) Egeon.
(b) The Duke.
(c) The Duke's attendant.
(d) The Duke's officer.

4. Where do Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse go at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The Tiger.
(b) Antipholus of Ephesus' home.
(c) The Centaur.
(d) The palace.

5. Who runs away in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Dromio of Ephesus.
(b) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(c) Dromio of Syracuse.
(d) Antipholus of Syracuse.

6. At the end of Act 3, Scene 1, what does Antipholus of Ephesus ask Angelo to get for him to give to another woman in order to spite his wife?
(a) A rope.
(b) A crown.
(c) A ring.
(d) A chain.

7. What areas does Egeon tell the Duke he traveled through before coming to Ephesus?
(a) Greece and Asia.
(b) Africa and Italy.
(c) Africa and Asia.
(d) Greece and France.

8. What time does Adriana complain it is at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) 5 o'clock.
(b) 1 o'clock.
(c) 2 o'clock.
(d) Noon.

9. Whose mood does Antipholus of Ephesus try and improve upon in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Dromio of Ephesus'.
(b) Adriana's.
(c) Angelo's.
(d) Balthazar's.

10. Finish the sentence: "You're sad, Signior Balthazar: pray God our cheer may answer my good will and your good welcome ____."
(a) Cheerful.
(b) Safely.
(c) Here.
(d) Home.

11. What sum of money does Antipholus of Syracuse mention in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) 200 marks of bronze.
(b) 1,000 marks of gold.
(c) 300 pounds of gold.
(d) 500 pounds of silver.

12. Who says, "Say what you will, sir, but I know what I know; that you beat me at the mart, I have your hand to show"?
(a) Angelo.
(b) Balthazar.
(c) Dromio of Ephesus.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

13. What does Antipholus of Syracuse tell the First Merchant he is going to do to pass his time at the end of their conversation in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Wander the city.
(b) Visit a friend.
(c) Find some food.
(d) Sell some jewelry.

14. Finish the sentence: "But your reason was not substantial, why there is no time to _____."
(a) Recover.
(b) Stay.
(c) Talk.
(d) Hear.

15. What do Dormio of Syracuse and the female servant mistake Antipholus of Ephesus and his friends for near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Unruly local boys.
(b) Hoodlums.
(c) Thieves.
(d) Foreigners.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Why does Antipholus of Syracuse suggest that Dromio must have spoken with Adriana before in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. Who says, "Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obey"?

4. Who says, "Thus I mend it: Time himself is bald and therefore to the world's end will have bald followers"?

5. Who says, "Ay, to a niggardly host, and more sparing guest: but though my cates be mean, take them in good part"?

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