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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says, "The plainer dealer, the sooner lost: yet he loseth it in a kind of jollity"?
(a) Antipholus of Syracuse.
(b) Dromio of Ephesus.
(c) Dromio of Syracuse.
(d) Antipholus of Ephesus.

2. Who is described as "horn-mad"?
(a) Luciana.
(b) Adriana.
(c) Dromio.
(d) Antipholus.

3. With whom does Antipholus of Ephesus tell his friends they will meet for dinner at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Egeon.
(b) The FIrst Merchant.
(c) The Second Merchant.
(d) A Courtesan.

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

5. What does Luciana tell Adriana that jealousy has caused her to become at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Timid.
(b) A fool.
(c) Feeble.
(d) Silly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the establishment that Balthazar suggests Antipholus of Ephesus and his friends go to for dinner?

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

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

4. Who says, "Thus I mend it: Time himself is bald and therefore to the world's end will have bald followers"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Courtesan wonder aloud about at the end of Act 4, Scene 3?

2. What does Dromio of Ephesus say he needs his master for in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. What does Antipholus of Ephesus say in protest to his arrest in Act 4, Scene 4?

4. What and why does Antipholus of Ephesus instruct Dromio of Ephesus to buy near the beginning of Act 4, Scene 1?

5. How does Dromio of Syracuse enter Antipholus of Ephesus' home in Act 4, Scene 2 and why does he enter this way?

6. Why do Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse decide to go home with Adriana at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?

7. Describe the exchange between Antipholus of Syracuse and Angelo at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1.

8. What happened to Egion and his family after a rock broke apart the boat they were riding home on?

9. What is the nature of Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse's discussion near the end of Act 3, Scene 2?

10. How does Luciana describe Antipholus' advances to her in Act 4, Scene 2?

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