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 is the first character to enter in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Finish the sentence: "The gold I gave to Dromio is laid up safe at the Centaur; and the heedful slave is wander'd forth, in care to seek me out by computation and mine host's _____."

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

4. Where does Dromio of Syracuse say one should not drop their money in during Act 2, Scene 2?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What causes Angelo and Antipholus of Ephesus to argue in Act 4, Scene 1?

5. Describe the exchange between Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse in Act 4, Scene 3 just after Dromio has left the home of Antipholus of Ephesus.

6. How does Dromio of Ephesus respond to Antipholus of Syracuse's anger towards him in Act 1, Scene 2?

7. What does Dromio of Ephesus say he needs his master for in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

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

10. How does the Courtesan first act when she approaches Antipholus of Syracuse in Act 4, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the nature of the character Luciana in the play. What traits does she possess? What role does she play?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and analyze the portrayal of loss in the play.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the portrayal of mistaken identity in the play. What factors allowed the author to be able to hide the character's true identity so well?

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