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 says, "I did not see you since you sent me hence, home to the Centaur, with the gold you gave me"?

2. In what setting does Act 1, Scene 1 take place?

3. Finish the sentence: "So that my errand, due unto my tongue, I thank him, I bare home upon my ________."

4. What does Antipholus of Syracuse tell the First Merchant he is going to do to pass his time at the end of their conversation in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. What does the Duke offer Egeon at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Dromio of Ephesus tell Adriana and Luciana when he returns home in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What offer does the Duke make to Egion at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

4. How does Luciana describe Antipholus' advances to her in Act 4, Scene 2?

5. What is the nature of the discussion between Antipholus of Ephesus and Balthazar in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

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

8. Describe the conversation between Antipholus of Ephesus and Angelo in Act 4, Scene 1.

9. Why is Antipholus of Ephesus arrested in Act 4, 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

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss and analyze the portrayal of temper in the play. What is the author trying to say about the importance of controlling one's temper?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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