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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. When the messenger carries the ingredient to Getafix, what does Getafix do?
2. Who says what Crismus lifts is not impressive enough?
3. Where does Getafix go with soldiers in search of ingredients?
4. What is Crismus overly confident about regarding Asterix?
5. What does Crismus Bonus do when he learns about Asterix's arrival at the tent?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Crismus over-confident?
2. Why is it difficult to get strawberries?
3. What does the cloak in the tent signify?
4. Why does Crismus get angry with Getaflix in Section 4?
5. How does the cart seller respond to Asterix's capture?
6. Why is Caesar not impressed with Crismus?
7. Describe Crismus Bonus.
8. What makes Crismus furious with Asterix and Getaflix?
9. How does Asterix fool Crismus Bonus into thinking that he and Getaflix are at Crismus' mercy?
10. How does Asterix use his cunning to rescue Getafix?
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
One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.
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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