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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 governs the land where Viola arrives in Act I Scene II, according to the Captain?
(a) Malvolio
(b) Orsino
(c) Sir Andrew Aguecheek
(d) Baptista

2. The Captain compares Viola’s brother to whom “on the dolphin’s back” in Act I Scene II?
(a) Jove
(b) Vulcan
(c) Phoenix
(d) Arion

3. The jester says in Act II Scene III that “Malvolio’s nose is no” what?
(a) Coxcomb
(b) Lout
(c) Whipstock
(d) Hound’s

4. What is the setting of Act II Scene I?
(a) Before Olivia’s house
(b) The sea-coast
(c) The Elephant
(d) The cubiculo

5. What is the name of Olivia’s lady-in-waiting?
(a) Maria
(b) Madonna
(c) Katharina
(d) Viola

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Olivia’s court jester?

2. Upon entering, Sir Toby Belch states in Act II Scene III, “Approach, Sir Andrew: not to be abed after midnight is to be” what?

3. What is the setting of Act II Scene V?

4. What does Viola solicit to “untangle this” confusion in Act II Scene II?

5. When given money to sing a song for Sir Toby Belch, the jester asks if he would like a love-song or what in Act II Scene III?

Short Essay Questions

1. What message and memento does Olivia give to Viola/Cesario at her departure in Act I Scene V?

2. Who originates the idea of the prank on Malvolio in Act II? Why?

3. Describe the character of Sebastian. Who is Sebastian’s sister? How frequently does Sebastian appear in the play?

4. What do Orsino and Viola/Cesario discuss in Act II Scene IV?

5. What is an “aside”? Give an example of an aside in Act I.

6. What is Malvolio’s response to the letter found in Act II?

7. What incident leads the merrymakers in the play to plot revenge on Malvolio in Act II Scene III?

8. What disguised identity does Viola take on in Act I? What is her appearance like in this disguise?

9. How does Olivia receive Viola/Cesario when she arrives at Olivia’s house in Act I Scene V?

10. Describe the character of Malvolio. What is Malvolio’s role in Olivia’s household? How does Olivia feel about him?

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