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: "We being strangers here, how darest thou trust so great a charge from thine own ______."

2. Who is the first to enter the scene during Adriana and Luciana's conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

3. Who calls out to Antipholus of Ephesus' servants to let them inside the house in Act 3, Scene 1?

4. What does Dromio of Ephesus deny being given by Antipholus of Syracuse?

5. What areas does Egeon tell the Duke he traveled through before coming to Ephesus?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What and why does Antipholus of Ephesus instruct Dromio of Ephesus to buy near the beginning of Act 4, Scene 1?

3. What is the nature of Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse's discussion near the end of Act 3, Scene 2?

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

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

6. Why does Egion's son leave home at 18?

7. What happens when Antipholus of Ephesus tries to enter his home in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

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

10. What does Adriana tell Luciana she fears at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Discuss and analyze the portrayal of jealousy in the play.

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