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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. These early adventures of Don Quixote establish what theme that runs throughout the novel?
(a) That he is invincible when he wears his armor.
(b) That the age of chivalry is not dead.
(c) That his meddling seldom has the resultsfor which he plans.
(d) That he wins people over by his great imagination.

3. How do the niece and housekeeper rationalize the disappearance of Don Quixote's books?
(a) They blame the curate.
(b) They blame the rats.
(c) They make Don Quixote believe he gave them away.
(d) They blame an enchanter.

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

5. In yet another tale within the tale, who does the captive captain contrive to rescue?
(a) A group of laves about to be impaled.
(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 princess running away from a marriage she does not want.

6. How does Don Quixote receive his knighthood?
(a) From the prostitutes he imagines as great ladies
(b) From the innkeeper he imagines as Lord of a great castle
(c) From a passing knight errant
(d) From Dulcinea del Toboso

7. What coincidence does Cervantes use to untangle some of the plot in Chapter 36?
(a) Don Quixote comes to his senses and decides to go home.
(b) Lucinda and Don Fernando show up at the inn.
(c) Cardenio finds Lucinda hiding in the stable.
(d) Don Fernando is attacked by highwaymen and brought to the inn.

8. As Dorothea tells her story, what does Cardenio suddenly realize?
(a) That she can lead him to Lucinda.
(b) That he cannot remember Lucinda's face.
(c) That she is more beautiful than Lucinda.
(d) That she is the farmer's daughter Don Fernando promises to marry.

9. Realizing their mistake, where do Don Quixote and Sancho Panza go to hide only to meet up again with Gines de Pasamonte who steals Sancho's ass?
(a) The fulling mills
(b) Back in La Mancha
(c) The inn where they stayed before
(d) The Sierra Morena mountains

10. Why do Sancho and the squire of the Knight of the Wood go off by themselves?
(a) The knight's squire is Sancho's cousin.
(b) Don Quixote orders them to go away.
(c) The Knight of the Wood is shocked that Sancho speaks up so freely.
(d) They want to talk about their crazy masters.

11. What is the challenge to knight errantry presented to Don Quixote by Vivaldo?
(a) Vivaldo says that the rules of knight errantry need to be rewritten.
(b) Vivaldo challenges Don Quixote to find and slay a dragon.
(c) Instead of making their last moments in honor of their ladies, knights should instead submit themselves to God.
(d) Vivaldo suggests that the day of knights errant are long past and Don Quizxote should go home.

12. What secret does Don Fernando confide to Cardenio?
(a) That some girl's father is trying to kill him.
(b) Many sexual experiences with poor girls in his village
(c) An affair with a farmer's daughter he promised to marry
(d) An illegitimate child by a farmer's daughter

13. What literary device is introduced in Chapter nine that helps move the story along and give it credence?
(a) A parallel is drawn between Don Quixote and King Arthur.
(b) A sage is found to travel with Don Quixote and write down his adventures.
(c) A narrator is introduced who discovers an old manuscript about Don Quixote.
(d) Lengthy poetic renditions are added to give the story more authenticity.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the canon so amazed at Don Quixote's speech?

2. Who has dinner with Don Quixote after Sancho Panza goes home?

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

4. What is the gist of the goatherd's tale?

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

(see the answer keys)

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