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. What area does the cart seller leave by the end of Section 3?

2. Who talks about the plot to overthrow Caesar?

3. What will the messenger receive in return for his work of finding the missing ingredient?

4. What does Caesar say about Asterix and Getafix?

5. Who is the messenger that returns carrying the missing ingredient Getafix needs?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it difficult to get strawberries?

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

3. What makes Crismus furious with Asterix and Getaflix?

4. What happens to the foolish cart seller?

5. What are Crimus Bonus and Marcus Ginantonicus plotting?

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

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

8. Why are strawberries important to Getaflix?

9. What does the cloak in the tent signify?

10. What are three instances that Crismus lies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of intelligence. Identify at least two motifs about cunning and intelligence in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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