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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is trying to make an example of Claudio?
(a) Isabella.
(b) The Duke.
(c) Angelo.
(d) Lucio.

2. On what point does Escalus agree with Angelo?
(a) Claudio's punishment should be harsh.
(b) The city is unbearable.
(c) Laws must be enforced.
(d) Fear is the best motivator.

3. What does the woman tell the disguised Duke in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) She hates Angelo.
(b) She is pregnant.
(c) She does not want to die.
(d) She has repented.

4. What does Escalus ask the Constable for a list of?
(a) Prisoners.
(b) People waiting to be judged.
(c) Replacements for his job.
(d) The laws and punishments.

5. What does Isabella ask Angelo when she meets with him the day after pleading for her brother's life?
(a) If there is anything she can do to change his mind.
(b) If she can take her brother's place.
(c) If he has changed his mind.
(d) If she gave him enough time.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Angelo ask to see Isabella again after she pleads for her brother's life?

2. What does the Duke think of his city at the beginning of the play?

3. What does Claudio's sister promise to do when she hears of her brother's arrest?

4. What does Angelo say Isabella can do to save her brother?

5. Why is the woman so frank when speaking to the Duke?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Duke have to do before he leaves the city at the beginning of the book?

2. What does Isabella do when she is told of Claudio's supposed execution?

3. What is Claudio arrested for?

4. In Act 2, Scene 2, what does the Provost ask Angelo, and why?

5. What arguments are brought against the death of Claudio in Act 2, Scene 2?

6. What is done in place of Barnardine's execution?

7. What does Lucio tell Isabella about Claudio's arrest?

8. What does Lucio do when he hears of Claudio's supposed execution?

9. What is Isabella's response to Angelo's proposition to her?

10. What does the Duke want to do at the city gate when he returns?

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