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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 do Benedick and Beatrice discuss when Beatrice enters the scene after Benedick's soliloquy?
2. What does the constable of Messina want his night watch to do at the alehouses?
3. How much money did Borachio receive for his part in the plat to dishonor Hero?
4. What news makes Leonato think that the rumor against his daughter is true?
5. What does Claudio ask Leonato during his wedding ceremony?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Beatrice say that she and Benedick cannot use the traditional form of wooing?
2. What do the unexpected visitors to Leonato's house need from him on the morning of Hero's wedding?
3. What does Dogberry tell his men on the night guard to do at the alehouses?
4. What does Leonato think Claudio means when he first says he does not want to marry Hero during the wedding?
5. What question does Claudio ask Leonato during his wedding to Hero?
6. What does Hero say she thinks may happen during her wedding?
7. What happens to the main instigator of the plan that got the two suspects in the jail arrested?
8. What does Claudio think Hero has died of?
9. How do Leonato's unexpected visitors feel about what Leonato asks them to do as he leaves to attend his daughter's wedding?
10. Who are the two suspects that Dogberry and Verges must interrogate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Despair is a theme that is placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role does despair play in the story?
Essay Topic 2
Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?
Essay Topic 3
Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this book. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?
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