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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 is probably relieved that Segismundo has been returned to the tower in disgrace?
(a) Astrea.
(b) Clarnn.
(c) Astolfo and Estrella.
(d) Rosaura.

2. What could be said of Rosaura by her statements at the end of this scene?
(a) That she blames everyone for not helping her.
(b) That she is so discouraged, she's leaving for Muscovy immediately.
(c) That she is taking charge of her own destiny.
(d) That she realizes that she was wrong to be so concerned with her honor.

3. Who in the play so far has the clearest grasp of what honor really entails?
(a) Clotaldo.
(b) Segismundo.
(c) Astolfo.
(d) Rosaura.

4. Who is bemoaning his fate?
(a) Basilio.
(b) Clarnn.
(c) Clotaldo.
(d) Segismundo.

5. What in this scene is a possible theme of this work?
(a) That a father can predict a son's future at the son's birth.
(b) That if you are too frustrated, you should just kill someone to solve the problem.
(c) That life can be confounded by a dream.
(d) That beautiful women are so irrisitable, rape is acceptable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the character in the answer to #110 hear while complaining?

2. To whom is Clotaldo ever loyal?

3. Where is the setting when this scene opens?

4. By allowing Caltaldo to leave, what does Segismundo demonstrate?

5. What may be foreshadowed about Segismundo's future behavior in this scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is ironic about the ending of this scene?

2. Why is Clarnn cast into prison?

3. Why has Clotaldo returned to the palace in such haste?

4. What does Clotaldo say to Rosaura and is this a reasonable response?

5. How does Segismundo respond to the idea that the right thing should be done even if one is dreaming?

6. How does Segismundo's treatment of Clotaldo reflect upon his future behavior if he gains the throne?

7. About what does Rosaura speak to Clotaldo?

8. What does Clotaldo reply when Segismundo bemoans his fate?

9. What transpires at the beginning of this scene?

10. What is one of the key ideas of the play that comes up in Act 2, Scene 2?

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