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. Finish the sentence: "Be it my wrong you are from me exempt, but wrong not that wrong with a more _______."

2. What is the name of Antipholus of Ephesus' wife?

3. With whom does Antipholus of Ephesus tell his friends they will meet for dinner at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Who says, "Many a man would take you at your word, and go indeed, having so good a mean"?

5. How does Dromio of Syracuse distract Antipholus of Syracuse when he becomes angry with him in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Duke say to Egion just before allowing him to plead his case in Act 1, Scene 1?

2. Describe the exchange between Antipholus of Syracuse and Angelo at the end of Act 3, Scene 2.

3. How does Adriana react after learning that her husband made advances on her sister?

4. What does Antipholus of Ephesus send Dromio of Syracuse to do at the end of Act 4, Scene 1?

5. What is the nature of the discussion between Antipholus of Syracuse and the First Merchant at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?

6. How does Antipholus of Syracuse tell Luciana he feels about her?

7. 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?

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

9. What is the nature of the discussion between Antipholus of Ephesus and Balthazar in Act 3, Scene 1?

10. Why does Egion tell the Duke he decided to go after his son after he left home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss and analyze the use of violence in the play. What does violence help to achieve in terms of character development?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and analyze the portrayal of loss in the play.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and analyze the repercussions of the impulsive nature of the Antipholus character. What does this impulsiveness cause? What might the author be saying about impulsiveness?

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