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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. By releasing Asterix, what has Caesar done?
2. What does Crismus offer as an explanation to the person in the tent?
3. What does Crismus hear said to him when he enters the tent?
4. What does Crismus order concerning the tent when Asterix and Getafix return from the woods?
5. Who easily defeats the Romans in their efforts?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Crismus Bonus respond when he hears about Asterix's arrival?
2. Describe Crismus Bonus.
3. How does the audience receive the lesson or message that "wrong begets punishment" in the final section of the novel?
4. What are Crimus Bonus and Marcus Ginantonicus plotting?
5. Why does Crismus get angry with Getaflix in Section 4?
6. How does Getaflix render the Romans powerless?
7. How are future adventures foreshadowed by the end of the novel?
8. What happens to the foolish cart seller?
9. How do Getaflix and Asterix fool the Romans with their potion?
10. What happens when the Gauls convey the antidote to the Romans?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Goscinny is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, puns, and irony, briefly describe them, and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 3
Goscinny constantly brings up allusions and imagery associated with strength. Give three examples of how strength is portrayed and characters who unexpectedly show great confidence in Asterix the Gaul.
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