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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. What does Valpone say in response to the gift that Voltore has given him?
(a) He tells Voltore that he does not want the gift.
(b) He puts the gift off to the side and forgets about it.
(c) He places the gift in the middle of the table so that he can look at it all day.
(d) He thanks him for the gift repeatedly.

2. Which of the following characters decides to don a disguise in the attempts of seeing Celia?
(a) Androgyno.
(b) Nano.
(c) Mosca.
(d) Valpone.

3. Which of the following is NOT something that Sir Political Would-Be attempts to educate Peregrine on during their discussion?
(a) How to survive in a strange city.
(b) How to make friends with foreigners.
(c) How to be an expert traveler.
(d) How to save money during travel.

4. How long has Peregrine been traveling away from England?
(a) Seven weeks.
(b) Seven months.
(c) Seven years.
(d) Seven days.

5. What topic does Corbaccio vocally argue with Valpone about?
(a) They do not argue about anything.
(b) Politics.
(c) Religion.
(d) Science.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first letter of Jonson's acrostic?

2. Who does Mosca suggest Corbaccio disinherit?

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

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

5. What is an acrostic?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What case does Voltore draw against Bonario?

3. How does Peregrine treat Sir Political Would-Be once he realizes that the man is gullible?

4. How does Peregrine exact his revenge against Sir Politic?

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

6. How do Sir Political Would-Be and Peregrine react to the scene of the medicine man's arrival?

7. How does Sir Politic react to the gossip that Peregrine is spreading about him?

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

9. What gifts does Corbaccio bring to Valpone when he visits?

10. Who is Valpone's heir?

(see the answer keys)

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