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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 terms do Mosca and Valpone use to describe their visitors?
(a) Freaks.
(b) Gentlemen.
(c) Fools.
(d) Animals.

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

3. Who prompted Sir Polical Would-Be to visit Venice?
(a) Peregrine.
(b) His wife.
(c) His son.
(d) Valpone.

4. Who shows Voltore into Valpone's room?
(a) Castrone.
(b) Androgyno.
(c) Mosca.
(d) Nano.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jonson express that he hopes his play will be?

2. Which of the following best describes Valpone's behavior when Voltore is in the room?

3. How many legacy hunters does Mosca say have been instrumental in helping to cure Valpone's ailments?

4. What literary technique does Jonson use to write the opening of the play?

5. How does Sir Political Would-Be describe the two men who arrive at Celia's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Valpone feel about his accrued wealth?

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

3. How does Celia react when she figures out her husband's plan to work his way into Valpone's will?

4. How does Corvino respond to the Medicine Man's presence in his home?

5. Who is Celia and what is Valpone's reaction to her?

6. 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?

7. Who is Sir Political Would-Be?

8. Who is Voltoro?

9. What does Mosca tell Corvino is the one thing he can do to help save Valpone's life?

10. How does Corvino react to Valpone's physical state when he enters the room during their first visit?

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