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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. Who finally volunteers for Crimus Bonus' request?
2. Who says what Crismus lifts is not impressive enough?
3. Who do the Gauls give the antidote to?
4. Who is released temporarily at the end of Section 4?
5. What is the ingredient that Getafix tells Crismus is missing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Caesar not impressed with Crismus?
2. What are three instances that Crismus lies?
3. How does the cart seller respond to Asterix's capture?
4. How is Crismus over-confident?
5. How does Crismus Bonus respond when he hears about Asterix's arrival?
6. Why are strawberries important to Getaflix?
7. How does Getaflix render the Romans powerless?
8. What happens to the foolish cart seller?
9. How does Asterix use his cunning to rescue Getafix?
10. How does Asterix redeem himself in front of Caesar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book Asterix the Gaul? Cite an example to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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