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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the establishment that Antipholus of Ephesus decides to take his friends to for dinner?
(a) The Centaur.
(b) The Porpentine.
(c) The Tiger.
(d) The Blue Monkey.

2. 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 Second Merchant.
(c) Egeon.
(d) The FIrst Merchant.

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

4. What caused Egeon and his family to abandon the ship carrying them home according to his story in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) The crew had become sick.
(b) They were made to abandon ship by the crew.
(c) Bad weather.
(d) An attack.

5. When does Egeon have to pay his ransom by to avoid execution?
(a) In two days.
(b) By sunset.
(c) One month.
(d) In a week.

6. What is the name of the Duke introduced in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Antipholus.
(b) Solinus.
(c) Syrian.
(d) Dromius.

7. Finish the sentence: "So that my errand, due unto my tongue, I thank him, I bare home upon my ________."
(a) Heart.
(b) Head.
(c) Soul.
(d) Shoulders.

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

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

10. 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) Angelo.
(c) Antipholus of Ephesus.
(d) Dromio of Syracuse.

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

12. Finish the sentence: "Ay, ay, Antipholus, look strange and frown: some other mistress hath thy sweet _____."
(a) Rewards.
(b) Returns.
(c) Nothings.
(d) Aspects.

13. Finish the sentence: "Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see, I hazarded the loss of whom I ____."
(a) Loved.
(b) Know.
(c) Had.
(d) Missed.

14. How old was Egeon's son when he decided to leave home in search of his lost brother?
(a) 21.
(b) 20.
(c) 24.
(d) 18.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Antipholus of Syracuse give to Dromio of Syracuse to take to an inn?

3. Finish the sentence: "Husband, I'll dine above with you to-day and shrive you of a thousand idle _____."

4. Who says, "The plainer dealer, the sooner lost: yet he loseth it in a kind of jollity"?

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

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