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. Where does Act 2, Scene 1 take place?

2. From where did Egeon say the boat was that rescued his wife and one of his sons?

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

4. Finish the sentence: "But your reason was not substantial, why there is no time to _____."

5. What does Luciana tell Adriana that jealousy has caused her to become at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adriana say to the Duke in Act 5, Scene 1?

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

3. How does Luciana react after Antipholus of Syracuse professes his feelings towards her in Act 3, Scene 2?

4. What is the nature of the conversation between the Abbess and Adriana in Act 5, Scene 1?

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

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

7. What do Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse discuss in regards to Ephesus at the end of Act 4, Scene 4?

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

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

10. Why is Antipholus of Ephesus arrested in Act 4, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of the Duke in the play. What might the author hope for his character to represent in terms of society?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Examine the significance that Ephesian law played in the play. In what ways does it add to the amount of confusion between the characters in the play?

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