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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Good conversation.
(b) Antipholus' welcome.
(c) The company of women.
(d) His money.

4. What is the name of the establishment that Balthazar suggests Antipholus of Ephesus and his friends go to for dinner?
(a) The Porpentine.
(b) The Blue Monkey.
(c) The Tiger.
(d) The Centaur.

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

6. 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 Porpentine.
(c) The Phoenix.
(d) The Centaur.

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

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

9. Finish the sentence: "Be it my wrong you are from me exempt, but wrong not that wrong with a more _______."
(a) Heart.
(b) Mind.
(c) Contempt.
(d) Attempt.

10. From where did Egeon say the boat was that rescued his wife and one of his sons?
(a) Syracuse.
(b) Greece.
(c) Africa.
(d) Corinth.

11. 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.

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

13. Where does the First Merchant tell Antipholus of Syracuse he should pretend to be from at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Greece.
(b) Corinth.
(c) Epidamnum.
(d) Africa.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of the Duke introduced in Act 1, Scene 1?

3. Finish the sentence: "We being strangers here, how darest thou trust so great a charge from thine own ______."

4. Finish the sentence: "Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see, I hazarded the loss of whom I ____."

5. Whose mood does Antipholus of Ephesus try and improve upon in Act 3, Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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