The Comedy of Errors Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "Ere I learn love, I'll practise to obey"?

2. Finish the sentence: "Say that I linger'd with you at your shop to see the making of her ______."

3. What does Adriana tell Dromio of Ephesus she will do if he disobeys her near the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Who says, "Ay, to a niggardly host, and more sparing guest: but though my cates be mean, take them in good part"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What and why does Antipholus of Ephesus ask of Angelo at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?

2. What happens when Antipholus of Ephesus tries to enter his home in Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What is the nature of Adriana and Luciana's conversation at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 2?

4. What does Antipholus of Ephesus tell his friends he will do to get back at his wife for locking him out of the house at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

5. What does Luciana lecture Antipholus of Syracuse about at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?

6. What is the nature of Dromio of Ephesus and Antipholus of Ephesus' discussion at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?

7. What is the nature of Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse's conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

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

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

10. How does Antipholus of Syracuse react towards the Courtesan in Act 4, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the author's use of demonic references in the play. What purpose might these have served?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the use of puns and wordplay in the play. What purpose did the author have for using them?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the nature of the relationship between the Antipholus and Dromio characters in the play.

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