Volpone Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Nano trace Valpone's soul back to?
(a) Pythagoras.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Venus.
(d) Apollo.

2. How long has Valpone been pretending to be sick when Voltoro arrives?
(a) Three years.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) Three months.
(d) Three days.

3. Why have Nano, Castrone, and Androgyno come to visit with Valpone?
(a) To woo him.
(b) To fight him.
(c) To entertain him.
(d) To beg from him.

4. What confession does Valpone make to Voltore during their visit?
(a) That he believes he will make a full recovery.
(b) That he thinks he will die soon.
(c) That he is a con man by trade.
(d) That he is lying about being sick.

5. What is Valpone pretending to be doing when Corvino enters the room?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Vomiting.
(c) Praying.
(d) Dying.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Valpone allegedly admire lawyers?

2. How does Valpone react to Corbaccio's second gift?

3. What two jewels has Corvino brought for Valpone?

4. What relationship does Mosca have with Valpone?

5. What does Valpone say that riches are better than?

(see the answer key)

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