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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Despite Crismus' accusation against him, what does Getafix insist?
2. Who emerges as an untrustworthy character by the end of Section 4?
3. What does Asterix tell the cart seller he must wait for so the joke will be funnier?
4. What does the person in the tent ask to see from Crismus?
5. What is the message or lesson concerning the consequence given to the conspirators?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Crismus Bonus respond when he hears about Asterix's arrival?
2. What is funny about Asterix's behavior when the torturer arrives and what does it signify?
3. How does Crismus finally receive the strawberries he needs to give Getaflix?
4. How are future adventures foreshadowed by the end of the novel?
5. What are three instances that Crismus lies?
6. How does Getaflix render the Romans powerless?
7. Why are strawberries important to Getaflix?
8. How does Asterix fool Crismus Bonus into thinking that he and Getaflix are at Crismus' mercy?
9. How do Getaflix and Asterix fool the Romans with their potion?
10. Why is Caesar not impressed with Crismus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Asterix the Gaul is a classic graphic novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Goscinny is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least four references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also add your opinion as to why Goscinny chose that particular author or reference.
Essay Topic 3
Asterix the Gaul is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve the visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. The author uses imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this graphic novel.
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