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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. Which of the following coach parts is used to smuggle food to the cadets?
2. What does Le Bret announce must be done immediately upon hearing of Cyrano's injury?
3. At the beginning of Scene 5, what is Cyrano afraid to do?
4. What does Christian ask Roxane to do at the end of Scene 8?
5. What weapon has been used to mortally injure Cyrano?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Cyrano in Scene 5.
2. According to Le Bret in Scene 2, How has Cyrano changed of late?
3. Describe the state of the battle at the end of Act 4?
4. What does Roxane say about her surroundings at the beginning of Scene 4?
5. In Scene 2, what news has de Guiche heard regarding Cyrano?
6. Describe the imaginary enemies Cyrano fights at the end of the play?
7. Why do Le Bret and Carbon call on Cyrano at the end of Scene 1?
8. How does Christian realize that Cyrano loves Roxane in Scene 4?
9. Describe the setting of Act 5.
10. How does Cyrano embarrass the Comte de Guiche in Scene 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Love is an ambiguous force in Cyrano de Bergerac. It guides many character's actions, both for good and for ill. Write an essay about Rostand's ambiguous attitude toward love:
Part 1) Christian loves Roxane completely, which blind him to the reality of his relationship with her. How does he pay for this love, and who else pay for it in the long run?
Part 2) To what extent do both Montfleury and Valvert pay for their romantic desires? What do they have in common and what do they respectively lose?
Part 3) The Comte de Guiche is consumed by his love for Roxane. Analyze how this all-engrossing love is the catalyst for both his most eveil acts and his finest.
Essay Topic 2
Christian is in many ways the tragic figure of CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Write an essay on this assertion. What does he want at the beginning of the play, and why does he choose to involve Cyrano in this endeavor? In the end, how does CHristian end up accomplishing the opposite of what he wanted to?
Essay Topic 3
A major dynamic in CYRANO DE BERGERAC is the conflict between the physical appearance and the soul. Write an essay about this dynamic, focusing on Cyrano and Christian. What does each represent in terms of this theme? How do Roxane's changing attitudes toward her composite wooer reflect the balance in this ethereal struggle?
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