Cyrano de Bergerac Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 attends Roxane throughout Scene 4?

2. What word does Cyrano accidentally state that alerts Roxane to Christian's death?

3. Who is walking with Roxane in Scene 1?

4. What item did the Comte de Guiche lose in his most recent assault?

5. What does Cyrano do every morning before dawn?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Roxane say about her surroundings at the beginning of Scene 4?

2. What secret does Cyrano tell Christian in Scene 7?

3. What offer does Christian make to Cyrano in Scene 9?

4. What news of Cyrano does Ragueneau bring in Scene 3?

5. Describe the state of the battle at the end of Act 4?

6. How does Roxane make her way to the Gascony cadets?

7. How does Cyrano distract the Comte de Guiche while Roxane and Christian marry?

8. How does Roxane reason Cyrano's absence at his appointed time?

9. How has Roxane's love changed in the months since the siege?

10. In Scene 2, what news has de Guiche heard regarding Cyrano?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Roxane develops from a mere object of affection into a fully-dimensional strong-willed character. Chart this transition in an essay. How does Roxane appear in the first act of the play? Is her role active, or merely objective to male characters? By scene 4, how has she transformed herself? What bold actions does she undertake without assistance from others?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of honor in CYRANO DE BERGERAC becomes synonymous with the idea of soldiery. Focusing on Le Bret, Carbon, and the cadets of Act 4, write an essay on the the lionization of the career soldier. How do these characters deal with adverse circumstances? What do they idolize and what do they revile? How do they react to the extremities of Cyrano?

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