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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. If Balthazar and Bel-Imperia have a son, over which country will he be king?
(a) Both Spain and Portugal.
(b) Neither Spain nor Portugal.
(c) Only Spain.
(d) Only Portugal.

2. To whom does Bel-Imperia find herself attracted in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Balthazar.
(b) Lorenzo.
(c) Andrea.
(d) Horatio.

3. Whom does Balthazar request as his companion when he is captured?
(a) Hieronimo.
(b) Lorenzo.
(c) Balthazar.
(d) Horatio.

4. Who is Pedringano?
(a) Lorenzo's servant.
(b) Bel-Imperia's servant.
(c) Lorenzo's brother.
(d) Bel-Imperia's brother.

5. When Pedringano says he does not know whom Bel-Imperia is in love with, how does Lorenzo respond?
(a) He draws his sword.
(b) He sighs in frustration.
(c) He drops the subject.
(d) He begins crying in despair.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Pedringano appears on stage for the first time, of what does Lorenzo remind him?

2. What is the punishment that is meted out to Alexandro?

3. In the underworld, to whom do the governing spirits send Andrea to be judged?

4. How do Lorenzo and the others kill Horatio?

5. How does the viceroy react when Alexandro protests his innocence?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the events preceding Isabella's suicide and explain how she kills herself.

2. Whom does Balthazar request for a companion as prisoner and why?

3. What is Alexandro's fate at the end of Act 3, Scene 1 and what are the viceroy's plans?

4. Describe Hieronimo's soliloquy that he performs while reading from a book in Act 3, Scene 13.

5. Why does Lorenzo plot to kill Serberine and whom does he employ to help him carry out his plan?

6. Who brings the Ghost of Andrea back to the land of the living and why?

7. Why does the king want Castile to convince Bel-Imperia to accept Balthazar's courtship?

8. How does Pedringano react to the place being set for his execution and why?

9. How is Alexandro going to be executed and how does he escape this fate?

10. Describe why Hieronimo says Horatio was a good son.

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