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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 does the Countess urge Cherubin to do when he comes in to the bedchamber upset about having to leave?
(a) sing his song for her.
(b) tell her a story.
(c) dance his dance for her.
(d) take a nap.

2. What does Figaro want to publicly express thanks to the Count for?
(a) for abolishing the law about sleeping with servant's wives.
(b) for abolishing the law about marrying servant's wives.
(c) for abolishing the dowry law.
(d) for abolishing the law about marrying royalty.

3. What has Figaro arranged to be delivered to the Count hinting that the Countess is seeing another man?
(a) chocolates.
(b) flowers.
(c) a telegram.
(d) a letter.

4. Who does Figaro say a man always defends?
(a) his siblings.
(b) his family.
(c) his beloved.
(d) his children.

5. What does Antonio find that fell from the jumper's pocket?
(a) the Count's papers.
(b) an important bill.
(c) Cherubin's commission.
(d) the letter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Antonio claim he saw jumping out of the window?

2. Why does Suzanne agree to not tell even Figaro of the change in plans?

3. How does Suzanne explain how Cherubin got away to the Countess?

4. How does Suzanne respond to finding out what bedroom Figaro and she will share after marriage?

5. What instrument does Bazile play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the Count approaches who he thinks is "Suzanne"?

2. What does the Count consider when contemplating taking Figaro to England with him and what is Figaro's response?

3. How does the Countess react to the Count when he states he is the victim of a joke and demands to know what the point of it all is?

4. What is Bazile's true purpose for coming into the room at the beginning of Act 1, Part 2?

5. What happens after the Countess opens the door, explaining as the Count comes in that she and Suzanne needed some privacy when trying on new clothes?

6. What does the Count muse to himself as he sits in the castle's throne room?

7. What does Figaro explain about human nature?

8. What do Figaro and Suzanne talk about when they are alone in the room they will marry in?

9. What does the conversation between Figaro, Bazile, and Cherubin reveal?

10. What does the Countess and Suzanne scheme to do to the Count?

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