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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 does Demetrius marry at the end of A Midsummer Night's Dream?
(a) Hippolyta.
(b) Hermia.
(c) Helena.
(d) Titania.

2. What two dangerous animals does Orlando save Oliver from in As You Like It?
(a) An eagle and a shark.
(b) A lion and a snake.
(c) A wolf and a scorpion.
(d) A bear and a tarantula.

3. What do Goneril and Regan immediately deny King Lear after he has given up his crown?
(a) His jewels.
(b) His lodging.
(c) His fool.
(d) His knights.

4. What does the wicked queen tell Pisanio the vial of potion she gives him is?
(a) A poison.
(b) A tonic.
(c) A liquour.
(d) A cordial.

5. What good news does Antonio learn after winning his case against Shylock?
(a) He has been promoted to magistrate.
(b) His ships are not lost.
(c) His father will not die.
(d) Nerissa accepts his hand in marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the second human Miranda meets in The Tempest?

2. How does Lady Macbeth convince her husband to kill Duncan?

3. How does Lamb describe Hero at the beginning of Much Ado About Nothing?

4. Who marries Cordelia at the beginning of King Lear?

5. Which of the following is not a prophecy the witches make at the beginning of Macbeth?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Hero and Claudio reunited at the end of Much Ado About Nothing?

2. Under what circumstances does Lear go mad?

3. How does Leontes respond to his new daughter at the beginning of The Winter's Tale?

4. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

5. How is Paulita saved from death at a young age in The Winter's Tale?

6. In The Winter's Tale, how does Paulita convince the king of Bohemia to let her marry his son?

7. How do Antonio and Shylock lend money differently in Merchant of Venice?

8. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, how does Oberon change the hearts of the Athenian youths?

9. Who does Valentine offer Silvia to Proteus at the end of Two Gentlemen of Verona?

10. How does Oliver try to kill Orlando in As You Like It?

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