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

2. 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.

3. How does Peregrine describe the local men who deal with medicine?
(a) As heroes.
(b) As quacks.
(c) As deceivers.
(d) As fools.

4. How many children does Valpone have?
(a) He has no children.
(b) He has one child.
(c) He is unsure how many children he has fathered.
(d) He has five children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Venetian businessmen gift to Valpone in the hopes of working their way into his will?

2. What is Valpone selling when he arrives at Celia's home?

3. What is the name of Valpone's character when he arrives at Celia's?

4. What is Valpone lying about to the Venetian businessmen who have befriended him?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What case does Voltore draw against Celia?

2. What plan does Sir Politic entrust with Peregrine after discussing how to become a gentleman in Venice?

3. What type of boasting does Jonson express in his Prologue of the play?

4. How does Valpone elicit Celia to throw down her handkerchief?

5. What plot does Mosca attempt to trick Corvino into joining with him, and what is Corvino's reaction?

6. How does Corvino punish Celia for her conversations with the Medicine Man?

7. What is the reaction of the legacy hunters when they hear that Mosca has been named as Valpone's heir?

8. How are Nano, Castrone, and Androgyno defined in the text?

9. What is the setting of this play?

10. How do the legacy hunters react to the news that Valpone has died?

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