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

2. What does the Count feel he is a victim of?

3. What is the Countess's explanation to the Count as he enters the bedchamber?

4. What is Antonio carrying when he enters the room?

5. What does the Countess urge the Count to do instead of take a vow of revenge?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the conversation between Marceline and Bartholo reveal?

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

3. How do Figaro and the Countess respond to the Count's decision regarding Cherubin?

4. According to Figaro, how are events supposed to unfold in the garden?

5. What does Figaro plan to do now that he believes he understands the Counts primary motive with the bedroom?

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

7. Why do Bartholo, Brid-Oisin, Bazile, and Antonio meet Figaro in the pavilion?

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

9. What does Cherubin confess to Suzanne?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain the Tone and Mood of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. How are the tone and mood important to the development of the characters? How do the tone and mood contribute to the action of the character? Use textual examples from 2 scenes in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The character of Figaro is a talented manipulator. Discuss the specific ways in which Figaro's manipulations turns the plot and allows the plot to move forward. Include 3 pieces of textual evidence in your explanation and be sure to tell how the plot moves forward because of Figaro's manipulations.

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