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: "Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see, I hazarded the loss of whom I ____."

2. Who does Antipholus of Ephesus complain is shrewish at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?

3. Who is described as "horn-mad"?

4. What is the name of the inn Antipholus of Syracuse is staying at in Ephesus?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Antipholus of Syracuse send Dromio of Syracuse to an inn in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. 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?

3. What happens when Egion claims Antipholus of Ephesus is his son near the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

4. What is the nature of Adriana and Antipholus of Syracuse's conversation in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

6. What happened to Egion and his family on their journey home to Syracuse, according to his story in Act 1, Scene 1?

7. What does Pinch ask of the officer in regards to Antipholus of Ephesus in Act 4, Scene 4?

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

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

10. Why does Antipholus of Ephesus beat Dromio of Ephesus in Act 4, Scene 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of the Abbess in the play. What does she represent in societal terms?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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