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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 Centaur.
(b) The Tiger.
(c) The Phoenix.
(d) The Porpentine.

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

3. 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) "My silver".
(c) "My gold".
(d) "Oh dear".

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

5. Who says, "Fie, how impatience loureth in your face!"?
(a) Luce.
(b) Dromio of Ephesus.
(c) Luciana.
(d) Adriana.

6. Who says, "Ay, ay, he told his mind upon mine ear: Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it"?
(a) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(b) Dromio of Ephesus.
(c) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(d) Dromio of Syracuse.

7. Finish the sentence: "Husband, I'll dine above with you to-day and shrive you of a thousand idle _____."
(a) Minds.
(b) Days.
(c) Hours.
(d) Pranks.

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

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

10. 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) Balthazar.
(b) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(c) Angelo.
(d) Dromio of Ephesus.

11. Who says, "Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obey"?
(a) Luciana.
(b) Dromio of Ephesus.
(c) Adriana.
(d) Luce.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What time does Adriana complain it is at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

2. In what setting does Act 1, Scene 1 take place?

3. From where did Egeon say the boat was that rescued his wife and one of his sons?

4. 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?

5. What does Dromio of Ephesus claim his master is late for when he approaches Antipholus of Syracuse in Act 1, Scene 2?

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