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. What does Suzanne tell Figaro is missing from the commission papers?

2. Why has Dr. Bartholo been sent to the castle?

3. Which character did the Count catch Cherubin with yesterday in the bedroom?

4. Who does the Countess say had the primary idea for the letter?

5. Which two characters are plotting to stop the marriage of Figaro and Suzanne?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Figaro argue regarding the letter?

2. What does Figaro say when he is reminded of Suzanne's plans of still meeting the Count in the garden?

3. What happens as Figaro and Suzanne are formally presented?

4. How does Marceline explain her previous affections for Figaro?

5. What do Figaro and the servants want to express public thanks for to the Count?

6. What is the key farcical action that inflames the Count and encourages him to retrieve his tools?

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

8. What does Cherubin confess to Suzanne?

9. What has Figaro made arrangements for and how does the Countess react?

10. What do Brid-Oisin and Figaro discuss together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the crisis of the play? Describe the key actions that take place. Describe the characters that are involved. Include 3 textual references to support your findings.

Essay Topic 2

What is the climax of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO? How does the climax lead to the denouemont? How does the element of farce effect the resolution? Include 4 pieces of dialogue as evidence in your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of figurative language in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. How are similes, metaphors, alliteration, etc used in developing the structure of the play? Include 2 examples of each form of figurative language in your response.

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