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 does Crismus Bonus threaten to do to Asterix if Getafix does not help him?

2. What does Asterix put on that amuses Getafix but infuriates Crismus?

3. What does Crismus Bonus threaten to do to Asterix?

4. Who do the Gauls give the antidote to?

5. Why is Getafix willing to make the antidote for Crismus?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Crismus get angry with Getaflix in Section 4?

3. How does the cart seller respond to Asterix's capture?

4. Why is Caesar not impressed with Crismus?

5. How does Getaflix render the Romans powerless?

6. What happens to the foolish cart seller?

7. How is Crismus over-confident?

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

9. Describe Caesar.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Torture is the method by which Crismus Bonus tries to persuade Getafix to give him the recipe for his magic potion for strength. Is it effective? Is this fair? Why or why not? Discuss torture as a means of punishment and enforcing law as discussed in Asterix the Gaul.

Essay Topic 2

Create your own brand of fan fiction involving the Gaul village. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your graphic novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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