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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 refuses to allow Paulina to see Hermione?
(a) Her husband.
(b) The soldier.
(c) The captain.
(d) The guard.

2. What does Polixenes worry happens to his kingdom if he stays away too long?
(a) He worries his Queen dies.
(b) He worries his crops die.
(c) He worries he loses his throne.
(d) He worries something bad happens.

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

4. When Leontes sees Paulina, what does he tell her to do?
(a) Talk with him.
(b) Leave.
(c) Stay.
(d) Sit down.

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 witch.
(b) Innocent.
(c) A bad mother.
(d) Unjust.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Archidamus plan on making up for what is lacking at his home?

2. At the end of Act three, scene one, what do the men get to make their journey home faster?

3. In what country is the Oracle located?

4. Polixenes says that, as children, what sin does he and Leontes commit?

5. Where is the guard during Paulina and the other lady's visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the message from the Oracle say?

2. Why does Polixenes not want to let Camillo go?

3. In Act one, scene one, how does Camillo explain the kings' inability to visit each other?

4. Why does Antigonus want his daughters sterilized?

5. What happens when Leontes and Polixenes meet each other again, for the first time since Polixenes fled Sicilia?

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

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

8. What is the old shepherd complaining about when he first enters?

9. What are the charges against Hermione at her trial?

10. How does Emilia say Hermione is doing in prison?

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