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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is married to Celia?
(a) Voltore.
(b) Corbaccio.
(c) Valpone.
(d) Corvino.

2. Which of the following adjectives best describes Celia?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Poor.
(d) Cunning.

3. How does Corvino respond to Mosca's proposal of violence?
(a) He agrees.
(b) He ignores Mosca completely
(c) He refuses.
(d) He tells Mosca that he will consider it.

4. What does Mosca tell Corvino is the one thing left that can help save Valpone's life?
(a) A specific herb.
(b) A female companion.
(c) A male companion.
(d) The blood of a healthy man.

5. How long does Jonson say it took him to write the entire play?
(a) Five days.
(b) Five months.
(c) Five weeks.
(d) Five years.

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

7. What does Voltore gift to Valpone when he comes for a visit?
(a) A gold plate.
(b) A silver cup.
(c) A diamond ring.
(d) A brass candelabra.

8. What is the name of Valpone's character when he arrives at Celia's?
(a) The Scoto of Manuta.
(b) The Prince of Milan.
(c) The Priest of Venice.
(d) The Jester of Basillica.

9. What role are the two men playing for Valpone when they arrive at Celia's home?
(a) Sailors.
(b) Sergeants.
(c) Scouts.
(d) Spies.

10. How does Valpone feel about doctors?
(a) He admires them.
(b) He is apathetic to them.
(c) He despises them.
(d) He is terrified of them.

11. In which room of his house does Valpone entertain Volotre?
(a) The sitting room.
(b) The sick room.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The library.

12. In what country does Valpone live?
(a) Spain.
(b) Argentina.
(c) Italy.
(d) Portugal.

13. What does Jonson say is the reason why he wants to write a play?
(a) He wants to create something enjoyable.
(b) He wants to create a piece of artwork.
(c) He wants to tell stories; they are in his blood.
(d) He wants to see his own name in print.

14. Who does Mosca tell Voltore he is sure will be named Valpone's heir?
(a) Voltore.
(b) Mosca.
(c) Nano.
(d) Castrone.

15. What nationality is Peregrine?
(a) Irish.
(b) English.
(c) Scottish.
(d) Italian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Valpone's two men dressed as when they arrive at Celia's home?

2. When is the only time Celia is allowed to leave the house?

3. What are Sir Political Would-Be and Peregrine discussing as they sit outside Corvino's home?

4. What article does Valpone urge passersby to throw to him in the hopes of winning a prize?

5. What does Valpone tell Mosca is the best way to spend riches?

(see the answer keys)

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