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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. To which of the following universities does Jonson first dedicate his play?
(a) Oxford University.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Stanford University.
(d) Harvard University.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Nano trace Valpone's soul back to?

2. What animal is Mosca's name associated with?

3. How does Valpone respond to Nano's tracing of his soul?

4. Which of the following characters decides to don a disguise in the attempts of seeing Celia?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of dedication does Jonson use in the opening of his Prologue?

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

3. How do the courts find out that Valpone is a liar?

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

5. What happens when Bonario overhears Valpone threatening to rape Celia?

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

7. How does the audience know that Corbaccio's hearing is failing?

8. What case does Voltore draw against Bonario?

9. What deductions about Sir Political Would-Be's character does Peregrine make during their conversation about travel?

10. How does Corbaccio's arrival at Valpone's home after Bonario has left open the door for a new plan to hatch in their scheme to disinherit Corbaccio's son?

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