The Spanish Tragedy Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whom do the characters in the play obtain costumes?
(a) Hieronimo.
(b) Themselves.
(c) The king.
(d) Castile.

2. Why does Isabella not take the advice in Act 3, Scene 8?
(a) Because she says there's no medicine for her heart.
(b) She does take the advice.
(c) Because her husband has advised against it.
(d) Because she is allergic to the remedies.

3. Who does Lorenzo say can get messages through to Bel-Imperia?
(a) Pedringano.
(b) Serbine.
(c) Balthazar.
(d) Lorenzo

4. Why does Isabella run out as the maid tries to call her at the end of Act 3, Scene 8?
(a) She runs out because she is tired of listening to the maid.
(b) She runs out to look for Horatio.
(c) She runs out because she becomes confused about where she is.
(d) She runs out in a near-insane search for the men who killed her son.

5. Why does Lorenzo plan to kill Serberine?
(a) Because he is tired of having a servant.
(b) Because he is going to take Pedringano as a servant instead.
(c) Because he thinks he wrote a letter revealing his guilt.
(d) Because he reminds Lorenzo of Bel-Imperia.

6. Hieronimo says that he wrote a play when?
(a) When his son was born.
(b) When he was a student.
(c) When he got the job as marshal.
(d) When he lost his son.

7. The third citizen comes to Hieronimo regarding his ___'s murder.
(a) Mother.
(b) Brother.
(c) Daughter.
(d) Son.

8. How does Balthazar respond to Bel-Imperia's rejection?
(a) He is excited.
(b) He is relieved.
(c) He is wounded.
(d) He is calm.

9. What excuse does Lorenzo give Bel-Imperia for imprisoning her?
(a) He says it was to prevent grief.
(b) He says it was for her own honor.
(c) He says he was deciding whether to kill her.
(d) He says it was to persuade her to love Balthazar.

10. What is primarily demonstrated by the presence of the third citizen in this scene?
(a) The theme of kindness to strangers.
(b) Hieronimo's increasing state of grief and possible insanity.
(c) Hieronimo's generosity.
(d) Friendship between two social classes.

11. How does Horatio interpret the letter Bel-Imperia left him upon finding it?
(a) As truth.
(b) As a forced letter.
(c) As a trap.
(d) As a misunderstanding.

12. How does Isabella feel about the tree from which Horatio was hanged?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Respect.
(c) Desire.
(d) Sadness.

13. What causes Hieronimo to emerge from his hiding place shouting for justice?
(a) The sound of Horatio's name.
(b) The sound of Bel-Imperia's sobs.
(c) The rewarding of Lorenzo.
(d) The rewarding of Balthazar.

14. What advice does Lorenzo give Balthazar regarding Bel-Imperia?
(a) To be cunning, careful, and jesting with Bel-Imperia.
(b) To trap Bel-Imperia again and keep her in his cellar.
(c) To be forward and aggressive with Bel-Imperia.
(d) To take Bel-Imperia immediately to be married.

15. Two of the citizens who bring their matters to Hieronimo have issues with what?
(a) Robbery.
(b) Property.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Murder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes in, calms Bel-Imperia and leads her out after her soliloquy in act 3, Scene 9?

2. Why does Lorenzo tell Castile that he has kept Hieronimo from the king?

3. After approaching the king, which of the characters does Hieronimo plan on killing?

4. What does Lorenzo order regarding Bel-Imperia?

5. What does Lorenzo give to Pedringano to encourage him to help in killing Serberine?

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