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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 says that Sancho is so hungry he is hallucinating.
(c) He insists that they are demons and he and Sancho have been enchanted.
(d) He tells Sancho that they only appear to be flesh and blood.

2. What is Sancho's plan to deceive Don Quixote about the Lady Dulcinea?
(a) He tells Quixote that the Lady Dulcinea has left the village and gone to the inn to look for him.
(b) He tells Quixote that Dulcinea has been enchanted and will only be seen as a peasant girl.
(c) He says that the Lady Dulcinea's father has locked her away in a tower somewhere in the north.
(d) He says that the Lady Dulcinea is currently in a convent preparing for her marriage to Quixote.

3. What stops the melee at the inn in the middle of the night?
(a) The inn catches on fire.
(b) The police arrive and break up the fighting.
(c) Don Quixote's bed falls through the floor into the room below.
(d) An officer of the Holy Brotherhood believes that Don Quixote is dead.

4. What is Marcela's argument that she is not responsible for the death of Chrysostom?
(a) She has warned Chrysostom to leave her alone and find another girl.
(b) Her beauty does not obligate her to love those who love her for it.
(c) She does not know how a nobleman can waste away for a shepherdess.
(d) She knows nothing of Chrysostom's fixation on her.

5. Found lying on the ground and severely wounded, where is Don Quixote taken by a neighbor?
(a) To an inn where he thinks he is in a castle.
(b) To his door just as the curate and barber arrive with his niece and housekeeper.
(c) To the village where everyone can see him and make fun of him.
(d) To the local magistrate who will examine Don Quixote's mental ability.

6. How does Don Quixote interpret the penitents and their effigy of the Virgin?
(a) He sees them as criminals who have kidnapped a Lady.
(b) He sees them as holy men on the way to Jerusalem.
(c) He thinks they are ghosts.
(d) He thinks they have come to set him free of enchantment.

7. What is the irony when Don Quixote speaks to a group of people?
(a) He can only speak things he has read in a book.
(b) His speech is eloquent even though he suffers from madness.
(c) His speech sounds madder than his actions.
(d) His speech is halting and not at all like that of a noble knight.

8. Why does Lothario think Camilla is being unvirtuous?
(a) He sees her maid's lover leaving the house early one morning.
(b) He notices that Camilla goes out every afternoon when Anselmo is away.
(c) He hears that a number of men have been visiting her at home.
(d) He thinks she is beginning to respond to him and the poems he writes for her.

9. How does Cervantes plan to see that no further writing is done regarding Don Quixote de La Mancha?
(a) By writing the rest of the books in code.
(b) By allowing only a select few people to see his work.
(c) By seeing him dead and buried at the end of Part Two.
(d) By getting a legal restraining order.

10. Why is the canon so amazed at Don Quixote's speech?
(a) Because he is right about everything he says.
(b) Because he is so articulate and convincing.
(c) Because none of it makes any sense whatsoever.
(d) Because he can talk for such a long time without stopping.

11. In the night, Don Quixote attacks what Sancho fears to be twenty or more ghosts. Why is he victorious?
(a) They think Don Quixote and Sancho are ghosts.
(b) They think there are many men attacking them.
(c) They are mourners taking a body to Segovia and are unarmed.
(d) They cannot see well in the darkness.

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

13. Where does Quixote send Sancho Panza on a mission?
(a) To find the half naked man
(b) To return to the inn he believes is an enchanted castle
(c) To buy provisions for a long camp out in the mountains
(d) To see the lady Dulcinea

14. What is the canon's opinion of the chivalric tales?
(a) He says that he has never read one of them.
(b) He thinks they should be read by all educated people.
(c) He says that the so-called books of chivalry are most harmful to the commonwealth.
(d) He hopes they will restore chivalry to the world.

15. What is the plan to transport Don Quixote back to La Mancha?
(a) He is taken prisoner by the king's horsemen.
(b) He is held in a makeshift cage on back of an oxcart.
(c) He is ited to the back of his horse and led to La Mancha.
(d) He is tricked into leading them to La Mancha because Dulcinea has come there.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Don Quixote, moved by Eugenio's tale, volunteers to rescue his love and restore her to him?

2. These early adventures of Don Quixote establish what theme that runs throughout the novel?

3. What characteristic do Quixote and the innkeeper share as observed by Dorothea and Cardenio?

4. What is Don Quixote's explanation for the way the people at the inn toss Sancho into the air from a blanket?

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

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