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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. What is Abigail worried will happen when she helps her father retrieve his gold?
(a) That Barabas will not be below the window.
(b) That the bags will be too heavy to carry.
(c) That the nuns will get up for prayers.
(d) That the gold will fall from the bags.

2. What does Abigail tell Ithamore after he's brought the friar?
(a) Leave.
(b) Find her father.
(c) Go to bed.
(d) Go outside.

3. What does Abigail tell the friar she's been thinking about?
(a) What will become of her father.
(b) About where she'll go when she dies.
(c) About which religion God approves of.
(d) What the nuns taught her.

4. Who does Ithamore bring back to the house to see Abigail?
(a) Friar Bernardine.
(b) Friar Jacobs.
(c) Friar Belmora.
(d) Friar Jacomo.

5. Who tells her son he shouldn't speak to Jews?
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Eunice.
(d) Katherine.

Short Answer Questions

1. As a result of Abigail leaving his house, what does Barabas believe about her?

2. What does Barabas call his daughter when talking to Lodowick at the slave market?

3. What reason was given for the Jews being ordered to meet at the senate house?

4. What does Ithamore say happened because of the letters?

5. What does the male friend of the prostitute want to do when he sees a man approaching them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ferneze do when Pilia-Borza and Bellamira reveal Barabas's murders and Ithamore's involvement?

2. Why is Friar Jacomo accused of killing Friar Bernardine?

3. How does Marlowe confuse Machevill and Machiavelli?

4. How does Barabas get rid of Mathias and Lodowick?

5. Do you believe Barabas would really rather die than be poor?

6. After becoming the new governor, what deal does Barabas make with Ferneze?

7. How does Barabas react to Pilia-Borza, Bellamira, and Ithamore's blackmail?

8. Why do you think Barabas uses a poison that is slow acting when he poisons the porridge?

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

10. Do you think Barabas will really pay taxes on the cargo from his ships?

(see the answer keys)

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