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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following adjectives best describes the character Corbaccio?
(a) Foreign.
(b) Young.
(c) Old.
(d) Dangerous.

2. What does Voltore do for a living?
(a) He is a lawyer.
(b) He is a doctor.
(c) He is an artist.
(d) He is a jester.

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

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

5. Which of the following best describes the character Nano?
(a) He is a dwarf.
(b) He is a giant.
(c) He is a eunuch.
(d) He is a hermaphrodite.

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

7. What does Jonson express that he hopes his play will be?
(a) A masterpiece.
(b) Iconic.
(c) Popular.
(d) Successful.

8. Who is responsible for identifying the two men when they arrive at Celia's home?
(a) Peregrine.
(b) Sir Political Would-Be.
(c) Lady Political Would-Be.
(d) Celia.

9. How does Corvino plan to block Celia's window?
(a) With bricks.
(b) With stone.
(c) With a curtain.
(d) With bars.

10. How does Peregrine react to his conversation with Sir Political Would-Be?
(a) He is pleased to see him.
(b) He is afraid of Sir Politic's temper.
(c) He is annoyed with their conversation.
(d) He ignores Sir Politic completely.

11. What does Valpone claim wounded him during his scuffle with Corvino?
(a) His love for Celia.
(b) Corvino's fist.
(c) Corvino's knife.
(d) The thorns from a nearby rose bush.

12. Who interrupts Nano's tale of Valpone's soul with a knock at the door?
(a) Voltore.
(b) Castrone.
(c) Mosca.
(d) Androgyno.

13. What is the powder that Valpone offers as a prize meant to restore?
(a) Riches.
(b) Lost souls.
(c) Youth.
(d) Love.

14. What literary technique does Jonson use to write the opening of the play?
(a) An obituary.
(b) A song.
(c) An epitaph.
(d) A poem.

15. How does Valpone react to the "private" conversation Mosca has with Voltore when escorting him away from the house?
(a) Valpone is angered by the conversation.
(b) Valpone is confused by the conversation.
(c) Valpone is pleased with the conversation.
(d) Valpone is offended by the conversation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which part of Corbaccio is failing?

2. What topic does Corbaccio vocally argue with Valpone about?

3. Which of the following adjectives best describes Jonson's narrative voice?

4. What is Valpone willing to sacrifice in order to make Celia his?

5. Who does Mosca claim offered their virginal daughter to Valpone?

(see the answer keys)

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