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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. Who makes the delivery to the nunnery?
(a) Nathaniel.
(b) Barabas.
(c) Ithamore.
(d) A friar.

2. What gets delivered to the nunnery?
(a) A bag of money to take care of his daughter.
(b) A meal as an offering of peace.
(c) A letter asking Abigail to return.
(d) A meal that will kill those who eat it.

3. What does Abigail admit to the friar?
(a) She is confused and seeking the truth.
(b) She has always believed the Catholicism was the best religion.
(c) She believes that the Jews killed Christ.
(d) She wasn't ready to convert the first time she went to the nunnery.

4. Where are the prices of the slaves displayed?
(a) On their backs.
(b) On their chests.
(c) On their foreheads.
(d) On their right arms.

5. Who represents the Turks at the meeting with the Maltese governor?
(a) Barabas.
(b) Lodowick.
(c) Ferneze.
(d) Calymath.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the prostitute think about the man who is approaching?

2. Why do the characters in Act 3, Scene 2 challenge each other to a duel?

3. What reason does Barabas give for Turks coming into the harbor?

4. How did Marlowe die?

5. What does Abigail remind Barabas of when she retrieves him?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 1, identify and give examples of Barabas's most outstanding characteristic.

2. What does Ithamore's reaction to the death of Mathias and Lodowick say about him?

3. Why do you think Del Bosca suggest writing to his king, considering how long it would take for a reply?

4. What do Barabas and Katherine have in common?

5. What is Ferneze's motivation for accepting help from the Spanish?

6. Why does Calymath ignore the possibility that the feast may be a trap?

7. Do you believe Bellamira was interested in Ithamore as a customer or as a man?

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

9. What does Ferneze suggest to Katherine that they do with the bodies of their sons?

10. What does Barabas do in response to the plot to blackmail him?

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