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 the Countess urge the Count to do instead of take a vow of revenge?

2. What does Figaro say to try to change the subject and distract Antonio?

3. After careful consideration, what does the Count announce Cherubin be given command of?

4. What is the Countess arranging as the Count is heard outside asking why the bedroom door is locked?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is stated in the letter that is read by Bartholo?

2. What does Figaro tell the Count after the Count insists he pay his debt that day?

3. Why does Suzanne want a different bedroom?

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

5. 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?

6. How does Figaro respond when the Suzanne and the Countess tell Figaro that the Count knows everything?

7. What are the implications for Suzanne now that the presence of Cherubin has been revealed?

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

9. What does Figaro reveal that proves he is a gentleman?

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 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.

Essay Topic 2

From what Point of View is THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO written? How does this particular Point of View effect the characters, plot, and theme? Is this type of Point of View effective? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motivations for the character of Figaro. How is Figaro inspired? What motivates Figaro into action? Use 3 pieces of textual evidence to support your claims.

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