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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the giant that Don Quixote attacks in his sleep?
(a) Expensive wineskins filled with wine
(b) The inn's windmill
(c) The pillows on his bed
(d) Pumpkins stacked in a corner

3. Why does Sancho Panza continue to insist that Don Quixote is not enchanted?
(a) Because Quixote needs to relieve himself.
(b) Because he heard the demons talking about stopping to eat.
(c) Because Don Quixote complains of hunger.
(d) Because Quixote understands that he is in a cage.

4. What happens when Dapple is taken by the actors?
(a) Dapple falls in love with a horse that is pulling the actors' wagon.
(b) Don Quixote will do nothing because they are common people.
(c) Dapple throws the actor on his back and returns to Sancho Panza.
(d) Once again, Sancho Panza is forced to walk.

5. How does Cervantes poke fun at his own mistakes in writing the first part of The Adventures of Don Quixote?
(a) He discusses putting in so many unrelated stories in the book.
(b) He talks about how the characters in his book are unbelievable.
(c) He discusses the absurdity of a man like Don Quixote.
(d) He raises the question of the disappearing ass, Dapple, and its unexplained reappearance.

6. What happens when Don Quixote, moved by Eugenio's tale, volunteers to rescue his love and restore her to him?
(a) Eugenio says it is too late because Leandra is dead.
(b) They fight when Eugenio suggests that Don Quixote is out of his mind.
(c) Eugenio falls at his feet with tears in his eyes.
(d) Eugenio begs to go with Don Quixote to rescue Leandra.

7. What characteristic do Quixote and the innkeeper share as observed by Dorothea and Cardenio?
(a) They are both fond of money and use tricks to get it.
(b) They are about the same age, height, and build.
(c) They both love fighting with uneducated people.
(d) They both love the books of chivalry and believe them to be true.

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

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

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

11. 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 judge is looking for some escaped criminals.
(c) The judge has come to take Don Quixote back to La Mancha.
(d) The girl turns out to be Zoraida's long lost sister.

12. What is Cervantes' complaint in the prologue to the second part of The Adventures of Don Quixote?
(a) That he has made no money off of the first part already in circulation.
(b) That the first part is really enough except for the public demand for more.
(c) That some writer had written a second part plagirizing the character of Don Quixote.
(d) That he is being forced to write a second part to satisfy royalty.

13. How do the curate and the barber plan to get Quixote to return with them to La Mancha?
(a) They plan to tie him up in his sleep.
(b) They make him believe that the giants have invaded La Mancha.
(c) They send a false message saying Dulcinea bids Quixote to come to her immediately.
(d) They change all the road signs along the way.

14. What does the imagery of the Golden Age represent to Don Quixote?
(a) A simpler, more peaceful time in the age of chivalry.
(b) A time when there was money for everyone.
(c) The times when uses of metal were discovered.
(d) The days when literature was at its peak.

15. As Don Quixote and Sancho Panza look for water in the night, what spooks them?
(a) A ghostly moan over the sound of water
(b) The sound of many horses
(c) A metallic clanking and the sound of running water
(d) A drum beating in the distance

Short Answer Questions

1. What shows Sancho Panza's simple mind as he meets up with the barber and the curate at the inn?

2. Andres, the boy Don Quixote saves from a beating in his early adventures, shows up and tells Quixote never to help him again. Why?

3. After the beating by the carriers, what does Sancho request that Don Quixote cannot supply?

4. How does the protagonist slip into the fantasy world of Don Quixote de la Mancha?

5. Why does Teresa fear for Sancho suddenly becoming rich?

(see the answer keys)

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