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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Don Quixote tells Sancho that there is no such thing as a knight errant who is not what?
(a) In poverty
(b) Very old
(c) In love
(d) Without armor

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

3. When Don Quixote sets out again on adventures, who does he take with him?
(a) Sancho Panza
(b) The barber
(c) Lothario
(d) Dulcinea

4. 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 thinks she is beginning to respond to him and the poems he writes for her.
(d) He hears that a number of men have been visiting her at home.

5. What is the gist of the goatherd's tale?
(a) Betrayal by a woman
(b) How his goat is the enchanted Leandra.
(c) How Leandra became a shepardess.
(d) Unrequited love for Leandra

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

7. What does the innkeeper use as a holy book of heraldry in the knighthood ceremony?
(a) A catalogue
(b) A Bible
(c) An old book of chivalry
(d) His ledger book

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

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

10. How does Don Quixote get around paying a monthly wage to Sancho Panza?
(a) He pays him with enchanted money that Sancho cannot see.
(b) He turns it around and gets Sancho to pay him a monthly wage.
(c) He says he never read anything like that in his books about knight errantry.
(d) He fires him and starts looking for a replacement.

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

12. In yet another tale within the tale, who does the captive captain contrive to rescue?
(a) A princess running away from a marriage she does not want.
(b) A woman and her children who are about to be sold as slaves.
(c) A Moorish lady who wishes to be a Christian.
(d) A group of laves about to be impaled.

13. What is the cause of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza getting a brutal beating from the Yanguesan carriers?
(a) Don Quixote's attempt to secure two horses for himself and Sancho
(b) Rozinante's attempt to mate with their pirze mares
(c) Sancho's attempt to get back hos mule
(d) Don Quixote's idea that the carriers are enemy soldiers.

14. What argument does the niece use to try and get her uncle to stay home?
(a) She suggests that his health will not hold out.
(b) She suggests that he needs to wait for new armor.
(c) She argues that poor men cannot become knights.
(d) She says that he can go only if he takes her with him.

15. What do the curate and the barber try to avoid when they go to visit Quixote at home?
(a) Reminding Quixote about his knightly obligations
(b) Talking about knight errantry
(c) Asking about Dulcinea
(d) Talking about Sancho Panza

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Sancho Panza drop his demand for a salary?

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

3. What common object becomes the means of correspondence with the Captive Captain?

4. During the visit of the curate and the barber, why is there a commotion outside Don Quixote's door?

5. What coincidence does Cervantes use to untangle some of the plot in Chapter 36?

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