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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which two of Quixote's chivalric heroes inspire him to do a penance in the mountain?
(a) Amadis and Orlando
(b) Peter and Paul
(c) Arthur and Lancelot
(d) Valiant and Gawain

2. What secret does Sancho Panza overhear and tell to Don Quixote?
(a) That Dorothea is not Princess Micomicona.
(b) That the Princess Micomicona has fallen in love with Don Fernando.
(c) That the curate tells the Princess Micomicona to find another champion.
(d) That the Princess Micomicona no longer has a kingdom.

3. During the visit of the curate and the barber, why is there a commotion outside Don Quixote's door?
(a) Don Quixote's horse has come into the house.
(b) The women are trying to prevent Sancho Panza from entering.
(c) The innkeeper has come to try and collect his money.
(d) The village people have come, uspet about the latest book.

4. What makes Sancho Panza drop his demand for a salary?
(a) Don Quixote seems ready to accept Sampson as his squire.
(b) The curate promises to pay Sancho to go with him as a protection.
(c) He realizes that Don Quixote is penniless and cannot pay.
(d) He thinks about the isle he will one day reign over.

5. Who judges the basin to be a helmet, though incomplete?
(a) The innkeeper
(b) The barber from La Mancha
(c) The curate
(d) Dorothea

6. The niece, the housekeeper, the curate and the barber all agree on what as the cause of Don Quixote's madness?
(a) His extreme old age
(b) His poor diet
(c) The cheap wine he has been drinking
(d) His vast collection of books

7. Sancho thinks Quixote's captors are not demons at all. What is Quixote's response to that suggestion?
(a) He agrees with Sancho but can do nothing.
(b) He tells Sancho that they only appear to be flesh and blood.
(c) He says that Sancho is so hungry he is hallucinating.
(d) He insists that they are demons and he and Sancho have been enchanted.

8. How does Sancho Panza regain Dapple?
(a) Don Quixote finds the mule in the castle stables.
(b) Gines de Pasamonte rides up disguised as a gypsy but Sancho Panza recognizes him.
(c) Don Quixote offers a large reward for the mule.
(d) The mule has bucked off its captor and headed back to La Mancha.

9. How do they manage to escape the Moorish land and take Zoraida with them?
(a) She gives them enough money to ransom themselves and buy a boat.
(b) They are freed in a raid by spanish troops.
(c) They manage to rob the cruel Moor who is their master.
(d) Zoraida's father learns of her desire to go to a Christian country and helps them.

10. What happens when the barber shows up and recognizes the packsaddle and the basin he lost to Don Quixote?
(a) Don Quixote insists that the basin is the helmet of Mambrino.
(b) Don Quixote is convinced the basin is a basin.
(c) Don Quixote pays the man for the helmet and the packsaddle.
(d) Don Quixote challenges the porr barber to a duel.

11. How can the first of Don Quixote's adventures be described?
(a) They are misadventures that end in disaster for Don Quixote and a boy he tries to save.
(b) They are histerically funny adventures that see him victorious.
(c) They are completely imaginary in Don Quixote's head.
(d) They are his first encounters with giants he needs to slay.

12. How does Quixote blend knight errantry and sainthood?
(a) He says every true knight dies with the name of God on his lips.
(b) He says knights must also be saintly in behavior.
(c) He says knights are appointed by God.
(d) He says knight errantry is a religion.

13. Why does Zoraida attempt to correspond with the Captive Captain?
(a) She wants to leave and go to a Christian nation.
(b) She fears being sold into slavery.
(c) Her father wants to marry her off to an old Moor gentleman.
(d) She thinks he is the most handsome man she ever saw.

14. In yet another coincidence, what happens when a learned judge arrives at the inn with his beautiful daughter?
(a) The Captive Captain recognizes the judge as his brother.
(b) The girl turns out to be Zoraida's long lost sister.
(c) The judge has come to take Don Quixote back to La Mancha.
(d) The judge is looking for some escaped criminals.

15. What does the canon think about drama of his day?
(a) The plays that are staged nowadays are mirrors of absurdity, patterns of folly, and images of lewdness.
(b) The plays staged at his time are worthy of high praise.
(c) Plays are educational to those who cannot read books.
(d) Plays are a reflection of real life and teach valuable morals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What argument does the niece use to try and get her uncle to stay home?

2. What is the giant that Don Quixote attacks in his sleep?

3. What is the canon's opinion of the chivalric tales?

4. What is the surprise after Don Quixote defeats the Knight of the Wood?

5. As Dorothea tells her story, what does Cardenio suddenly realize?

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