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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the judges agree?
2. Who reads the letter aloud?
3. How does everyone react to the news from Marceline and Bartholo?
4. What does Suzanne say that she and Figaro can use the money for?
5. Where did Suzanne get the money to pay for Figaro's debt?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the aspect of verbal comedy as portrayed by the characters in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. How is verbal comedy defined, and how is it used as an effective tool? Provide 2 specific scenes in which verbal comedy is performed. Describe the effectiveness of such a comedic performance in a farce.
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