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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As a result of Abigail leaving his house, what does Barabas believe about her?
(a) That she is not worth bothering about.
(b) That she hates him and betrayed him.
(c) That she's been forced to elope.
(d) That she's been converted against her will.

2. How does the governor betray Malta?
(a) He allows the Turkish prisoners to escape.
(b) He conspires with the vice-admiral to overthrow the government.
(c) He gives Malta over to Spanish rule.
(d) He keeps all the money from the sale of the prisoners.

3. What do the duelists' parents find?
(a) Two pistols.
(b) Injured sons.
(c) Their bodies.
(d) Bloody clothes.

4. Where does Abigail send Ithamore after he's explained what happened because of the letters?
(a) To find her father.
(b) To find the friars.
(c) To find Ferneze.
(d) To find Katherine.

5. How does Barabas feel after he gets his money?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Angry.
(c) Happy.
(d) Grateful.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the bag and its contents come from?

2. What happens after the governor and vice-admiral agree?

3. Who does Barabas's daughter love?

4. What gets delivered to the nunnery?

5. Why does Barabas want Ferneze's son dead?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Ferneze, some knights, and Del Bosco all meeting together as a united front?

2. When Barabas first appears in the play, how does he feel about politics?

3. How does Barabas get the money hidden in the nunnery?

4. What is Martin del Bosco's motivation for offering help to Malta?

5. After conquering Malta, what message does Calymath receive?

6. Why do you think Barabas watches the duel?

7. What how does Barabas react when the friars confront him about the deaths of Mathias and Lodowick?

8. Every nun at the nunnery died. How are some ways one might have lived?

9. What was the letter delivered to Ithamore?

10. Why does Ferneze tell Calymath of Barabas's plan to kill Calymath?

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