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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 reads, at the trial, what the Oracle says?
(a) A soldier.
(b) An officer.
(c) Leontes.
(d) A messenger.

2. What emotion is Leontes feeling the need to act out on his wife?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Anger.
(c) Revenge.
(d) Hatred.

3. What does "Apollo's great divine seal" refer to?
(a) The prophecy from the Oracle.
(b) The ruling from the Oracle.
(c) The seal on the message from the Oracle.
(d) The expression of Apollo's pleasure with the Oracle.

4. How does Archidamus plan on making up for what is lacking at his home?
(a) With drinks and love for their friends.
(b) With great books and love for their friends.
(c) With drinks and food.
(d) With great scenery and drinks.

5. What type of play does Shakespeare list "The Winter's Tale" as?
(a) A dramedy.
(b) A drama.
(c) A comedy.
(d) A romance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Leontes first get angry with Camillo?

2. The king is the only person who believes that Hermione is what?

3. Who delivers the young baby to Paulina?

4. Camillo is a lord of what location?

5. What does Polixenes worry happens to his kingdom if he stays away too long?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Camillo describe the shepherd and his estate?

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

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

4. Why does Leontes think that Camillo is either a liar or stupid at the beginning of the play?

5. Where are Cleomenes and Dion, and how long are they gone?

6. Why does the queen not ask anyone to take the new baby to the king?

7. What do Cleomenes and Dion hope the outcome of Hermione's trial is?

8. What does Time say in his speech?

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

10. What reason does Florizel give for not buying Perdita gifts from the peddler?

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