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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. Leontes scolds Antigonus for not keeping his wife in line and says he punishes Paulina how?
(a) By burning her wth fire.
(b) By imprisoning her.
(c) By drowining her.
(d) By making her a servant.

2. What does Antigonus tell the king he does to save the life of the infant?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Sacrifice his own life.
(c) Sacrifice his own children.
(d) Anything.

3. What causes Hermione to give birth early?
(a) Stress.
(b) Sickness.
(c) Fear.
(d) Anger.

4. Leontes asks Antigonus if he does not rule his own wife. What is Paulina's reply?
(a) That he does if she lets him.
(b) That she has free will, and no one rules her.
(c) That he does if she is acting dishonorably.
(d) That he does not.

5. Who tells the king that Mamillius dies?
(a) A nurse.
(b) A servant.
(c) A messenger.
(d) A nanny.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the lady Paulina asks to see when she is not allowed to see the Queen?

2. When Leontes imprisons Hermione, who does she take with her?

3. How many characters speak in Act three, scene one?

4. Why does Mamillius fall ill?

5. Who does Leontes consider Hermione's accomplice in her affair?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the shepherd and Clown not blame Autolycus for what happens to them?

2. What function does Time serve?

3. What is the king waiting for before killing the queen?

4. What happens when Clown helps Autolycus?

5. Why is Perdita nervous about marrying Florizel?

6. When Leontes is told that Polixenes and Camillo escape, what does he do about his other children?

7. How does Hermione convince Polixenes to stay and extend his visit with Leontes?

8. How is Leontes planning to have his revenge on Hermione and Polixenes?

9. Why does Polixenes think there is something about Perdita that speaks of more noble blood than being born of a shepherd?

10. What does Paulina do, after she reunites Hermione with her family?

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