Asterix the Gaul Test | Final Test - Hard

René Goscinny
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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. After drinking the antidote, what does Crismus order the Roman guards to do?

2. What does the cart seller do to the volunteer?

3. What does Getafix make for Asterix?

4. When the messenger carries the ingredient to Getafix, what does Getafix do?

5. How does Getafix calm down Crismus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Getaflix willing to give in to Crismus' demand?

2. How does Getaflix render the Romans powerless?

3. How does Crismus finally receive the strawberries he needs to give Getaflix?

4. How does the audience receive the lesson or message that "wrong begets punishment" in the final section of the novel?

5. How does Asterix fool Crismus Bonus into thinking that he and Getaflix are at Crismus' mercy?

6. What are three instances that Crismus lies?

7. What happens when the Gauls convey the antidote to the Romans?

8. How does Crismus Bonus respond when he hears about Asterix's arrival?

9. How is Crismus careless and what does this cost him?

10. What happens to the foolish cart seller?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the use of names in Asterix the Gaul. The very names provide examples of brilliant uses of dialogue, such as Asterix or a small, seeming addition; Obelisk, who delivers menhirs; and Getafix, the Druid. Discuss the brilliant use of dialogue through names.

Essay Topic 2

Politics are also referred to in the book. Goscinny refers to the politics of Roman colonists and Gaul citizens. Discuss the use of politics in the graphic novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Goscinny incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

Essay Topic 3

What are some instances of magic and the supernatural displayed throughout the novel? What is the significance of potions? Describe.

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