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 Suzanne trying on as Figaro is busy measuring?

2. What does the Count blame the arguments between he and the Countess on?

3. What does Cherubin pointedly say to the Count after he admits that his previous actions were unwise?

4. What does Marceline have that she says binds Figaro to her?

5. Where does the Count invite Suzanne to meet him to discuss his and Figaro's upcoming trip to London?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Figaro reveal in his aside?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the Count reveal in his aside?

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

8. Why does Suzanne want a different bedroom?

9. What happens as Antonio pulls out a piece of paper that he says fell from the jumper's pocket?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the literary element of characterization in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. How are the major characters portrayed as opposed to the minor characters. What are their motivations? What are there struggles? Finally, how are the characters able to work symbiotically to move the storyline to its climax?

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

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.

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