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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. Why does the French duke of As You Like It move to Arden?
(a) He goes mad.
(b) He is banished by his brother.
(c) He wants to return to the land.
(d) He elopes with a lowborn love.

2. In The Tempest, where on the island do Sycorax imprison good spirits?
(a) In trees.
(b) In the water.
(c) Under the sands.
(d) In clouds.

3. Why do Belarius, Polydore and Cadwal leave Imogen in the woods?
(a) They believe she is a wood sprite.
(b) They think she is dead.
(c) They want to keep her safe from scouts.
(d) They think she is an assassin.

4. In The Winter's Tale, Polixenes is the king of what kingdom?
(a) Persia.
(b) Illyria.
(c) Atlantis.
(d) Bohemia.

5. What act of fidelity do Julia and Proteus commit when parting ways at the the beginning of Two Gentlemen of Verona?
(a) He takes her portrait.
(b) He gives her a lock of his hair.
(c) They pray together.
(d) They exchange rings.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What wild animal kill Antigones in The Winter's Tale?

3. What news does the wicked Queen tell the King at the beginning of Cymbeline?

4. At the beginning of Much Ado About Nothing, where are Don Pedro, Claudio and Benedick returning from?

5. In what state does Cordelia's army find the mad Lear?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How are Cordelia and Lear reunited?

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

5. Why does Claudio think Hero is cheating on him in Much Ado About Nothing?

6. How does Proteus betray his friend Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona?

7. How does Posthumus return to Britain at the end of Cymbeline?

8. What is the problem among the young lovers at the beginning of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

9. How are Orlando and Oliver reconciled in As You Like It?

10. Under what circumstances does Lear go mad?

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