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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. Who is the God the Oracle is dedicate to?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Athena.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Apollo.

2. What does Hermione say makes her life not worth living?
(a) That her husband wants her dead.
(b) That she is seperated from her children.
(c) That the people believe she is a traitor.
(d) That her husband doesn't believe her to be honorable.

3. If Hermione is adulterous, what does Antigonus want to do to his daughters?
(a) Have them taken away to another land.
(b) Have them sterilized.
(c) Have them imprisoned with Hermione.
(d) Never see them married.

4. When is "The Winter's Tale" first published?
(a) 1524.
(b) 1787.
(c) 1623.
(d) 1846.

5. Act three, scene one offers more support for the proposition that the king is the only person who thinks that Hermione is what?
(a) A bad mother.
(b) A witch.
(c) Innocent.
(d) Unjust.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Paulina assure that she protects from punishment for allowing her to take the baby out of the prison?

2. Leontes asks Antigonus if he does not rule his own wife. What is Paulina's reply?

3. Who does Leontes order to take Mamillius away from Hermione?

4. What feeling does Leontes have towards Polixenes after seeing him touch his wife's arm?

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 are the comments and questions that the servant and Leontes have about Florizel's arrival in Sicilia?

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

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

5. What does Leontes tell Antigonus to do to the baby, after Antigonus refuses to throw it in the fire?

6. How does Paulina plan to convince the king of Hermione's innocence?

7. Why does Hermione say that she has nothing left in her life?

8. What does the mariner warn Antigonus about?

9. What is Paulina's response, when the king asks her husband if he dess not rule her?

10. Who is Autolycus?

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