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. What does the Duke tell Egeon he wishes he could reverse, but cannot?

2. What does Luciana say Antipholus of Ephesus' is "the bridle" of?

3. At the end of Act 3, Scene 1, what does Antipholus of Ephesus ask Angelo to get for him to give to another woman in order to spite his wife?

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

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

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 Egion claims Antipholus of Ephesus is his son near the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

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

4. What excuse does Luciana give Adriana regarding her husband's tardiness in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

6. How does Luce treat Antipholus of Ephesus and his friends in Act 3, Scene 1?

7. How does Adriana react when Dromio of Syracuse asks for bail money?

8. Describe the interaction between Angelo and the Second Merchant at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 1.

9. What is the mood of Adriana at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

10. How does Antipholus of Syracuse react after Dromio of Syracuse denies having had a conversation with him regarding him money in Act 2, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of gold to the characters in the play. What does gold represent to them?

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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