The Marriage of Figaro Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Figaro respond to Bazile's comment regarding Cherubin being careful around Fanchette?

2. What does Antonio find that fell from the jumper's pocket?

3. What misfortune does Figaro tease Bartholo about?

4. What is heard coming from the dressing room just as the Count comments that it's a good thing Dr. Bartholo is near?

5. If Cherubin is discovered, what will they say the Count forgot to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Countess say to Suzanne regarding the meeting in the garden?

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

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

4. What happens after Cherubin has admitted to the Count that his actions have been unwise but that he can be discreet?

5. What does Figaro discuss during his soliloquy?

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

7. What are the implications of Cherbuin lingering outside Suzanne's door?

8. How do Marceline and Bartholo react to Figaro's proof of his being a gentleman?

9. What does the Count say to "Suzanne" regarding his marriage and love?

10. How does the Countess respond to what has happened with the Count and Cherubin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of women in the play. What are their similarities and what are their difference? How do they assist each other in finding success in love? Include 3 specific scenes in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the elements of "farce" that are intertwined in both the plot and dialogue of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Extract 3 poignant pieces of textual evidence and explain how each piece of evidence is representative of the qualities of a farce.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Suzanne's flowers are the only true symbol of the entire play. Explain what the flowers represent in terms of character, theme, and conflict. Use textual references and evidence to support your findings.

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