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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Angelo.
(c) Dromio of Ephesus.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

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

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

4. Finish the sentence: "We being strangers here, how darest thou trust so great a charge from thine own ______."
(a) Custody.
(b) Insurance.
(c) Home.
(d) Life.

5. 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.

6. What does Antipholus of Syracuse question Dromio of Ephesus about in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) If he has found a way home.
(b) The money he gave him.
(c) The weather.
(d) Where they will go for dinner.

7. What does Antipholus of Syracuse give to Dromio of Syracuse to take to an inn?
(a) A ring.
(b) Some papers.
(c) Money.
(d) A chain.

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

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

10. Finish the sentence: "The beasts, the fishes, and the winged fowls, are their males' subjects and at their _______."
(a) Death.
(b) Controls.
(c) Bows.
(d) Birth.

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

12. 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) The Courtesan's.
(c) Angelo's.
(d) Balthazar's.

13. 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 Ephesus.
(b) Dromio of Syracuse.
(c) Angelo.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Finish the sentence: "So that my errand, due unto my tongue, I thank him, I bare home upon my ________."

2. What phrase of Antipholus' does Dromio of Ephesus continue to quote for Adriana and Luciana in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

4. What caused Egeon and his family to abandon the ship carrying them home according to his story in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Who is the first to speak in Act 1, Scene 2?

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