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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what setting does Act 1, Scene 1 take place?
(a) A market.
(b) A palace hall.
(c) Antipholus of Ephesus' house.
(d) Antipholus of Syracuse's house.

2. What does Dromio of Ephesus deny being given by Antipholus of Syracuse?
(a) Gold.
(b) A chain.
(c) A book.
(d) A mirror.

3. Who says, "Thus I mend it: Time himself is bald and therefore to the world's end will have bald followers"?
(a) Dromio of Syracuse.
(b) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(c) Dromio of Ephesus.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

4. During his speech at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, where does Antipholus of Syracuse say Dromio told him his house was located?
(a) The Tiger.
(b) The Phoenix.
(c) The Porpentine.
(d) The Centaur.

5. What is the name of the inn Antipholus of Syracuse is staying at in Ephesus?
(a) The River.
(b) The Porpentine.
(c) The Tiger.
(d) The Centaur.

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

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

8. 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) Repose.
(b) Heart.
(c) Story.
(d) Report.

9. Finish the sentence: "Time is their master, and, when they see time, they'll go or come: if so, be patient, ______."
(a) Brother.
(b) Wife.
(c) Sister.
(d) Friend.

10. Where does Egeon tell the Duke he is from?
(a) Greece.
(b) Epidamnum.
(c) Syracuse.
(d) Asia.

11. Who is the first character to enter in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(b) Dromio of Syracuse.
(c) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(d) Angelo.

12. What does Adriana tell Dromio of Ephesus to do after he has told his story in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Go to the jail.
(b) Bring Antipholus home.
(c) Go to the palace.
(d) Go to the market.

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

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

15. Finish the sentence: "They say this town is full of cozenage, as, nimble jugglers that deceive the ____."
(a) Eye.
(b) Head.
(c) Heart.
(d) Mouth.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Finish the sentence: "You're sad, Signior Balthazar: pray God our cheer may answer my good will and your good welcome ____."

3. Where does Antipholus of Syracuse decide to go at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

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

5. Who says, "Yet this my comfort: when your words are done, my woes end likewise with the evening sun"?

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