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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is walking with Roxane in Scene 1?
2. At the beginning of Scene 5, what is Cyrano afraid to do?
3. Who informs Cyrano of Christian's fatal wound?
4. Which is the first instrument that Cyrano instructs be played in Scene 3?
5. Why does Roxane reason Cyrano is late?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the dynamic between Cyrano and the Comte de Guiche. Use the several insults that Cyrano deal de Guiche throughout the play as framework for the essay. Why does Cyrano deal the nobleman these slights, and how does de Guiche respond? Who pays for these slights? Does either man ultimately change as a result of this dynamic?
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
Cyrano de Bergerac is a friend to the common man and a fierce enemy to hypocrisy and pompousness. Write an essay about his various successes in humbling the soft upper crust of Paris. What does he dislike about each of these adversaries? How does he humble them, and what are the consequences?
Part 1) Montfleury
Part 2) Valvert
Part 3) The Comte de Guiche in Act 4
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