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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Sampson's pretend squire leave him?
(a) He says Sampson is behaving as mad as Don Quixote.
(b) He decides the wants to be the knight himself.
(c) Sampson has no money to pay him.
(d) He has become friends with Sancho who will be hurt.
2. How does Don Quixote impress Don Diego de Miranda?
(a) His kindness to Sancho
(b) His splended armor
(c) His elequent and educated speech
(d) His riding style
3. When the wooden horse arrives, why are Quixote and Sancho blindfolded?
(a) They have to get their eyes ready to see the giant in his dark castle.
(b) They are told they must do that for the horse to fly.
(c) They might get airsick if they could see and look down.
(d) They cannot see where the giant's hideout is.
4. How does the man with the ape know the names of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza?
(a) He asked the ape to find out for him.
(b) He has read the first volume.
(c) He has a confederate who suppplies him with information.
(d) Master Pedro turns out to be Gines de Pasamonte from Volume One
5. Why is the Duchess so amused by Sancho Panza?
(a) She wants to help him realize his dreams.
(b) She sees that Quixote is mad but judges Sancho to be stupid.
(c) She is too kind to object to his speech and behavior.
(d) She thinks he is simple and honest.
6. Why were the Duke and Duchess eager to meet Don Quixote and Sancho?
(a) They think Quixote is a real knight.
(b) They had read about them in the First Volume.
(c) They are madder than Don Quixote.
(d) They are bored and want a diversion.
7. Who challenges Don Quixote and defeats him?
(a) The captain of the guard
(b) The giant of Algiers
(c) The Knight of the Mirrors
(d) The Knight of the White Moon
8. How does Sancho's common sense come though during the telling of the Countess' story?
(a) He questions why a Queen would die at the marriage of her daughter.
(b) He says that the idea of turning the princess into a brass monkey is absurd.
(c) He does not believe Don Clavijo could become a metal crocodile.
(d) He suspects the Countess is another of the household maids.
9. How does the fake Merlin tell Sancho Panza that the enchantment of Dulcinea can be broken?
(a) He must steal Don Quixote's brass helmet.
(b) He must dress up like a lady in waiting.
(c) He must ride Dapple into the moat.
(d) He must whip himself 3,300 times on the bare buttocks.
10. What happens when Sancho Panza brays for the town that brays?
(a) They give Sancho the braying trophy.
(b) They think he is mocking them and they stone Sancho and Don Quixote.
(c) They make Sancho their mayor.
(d) They tell Sancho that he has a lot to learn about braying.
11. What humiliation awaits Don Quixote at the castle?
(a) Sancho finally telling Don Quixote that he will finish his beating.
(b) A wedding with Altisidora they try to make him think is Dulcinea.
(c) An elaborate charade that calls for him to submit to pinches and pin pricks.
(d) A play about a stupid knight errant.
12. What does Don Quixote want Sancho to do before he leaves to become a governor?
(a) Learn to speak without using proverbs
(b) Send a letter to La Mancha so Teresa will know where he is.
(c) Learn to write and read a little
(d) Learn how to dress properly
13. What delights Sancho at the wedding?
(a) The fine bed he is given
(b) The acrobats
(c) Camacho's vast wealth
(d) The beautiful dancing girls
14. What does Quixote do when Sancho must leave to assume his governorship?
(a) He gives him good advice for ruling.
(b) He starts looking for another squire.
(c) He pays Sancho his back wages.
(d) He gets angry that he cannot go, too.
15. Who arrives next to see the famous Don Quixote?
(a) The Duke of Earl
(b) Queen Guenevere
(c) Sir Lancelot of the Round Table
(d) Countess Trifaldi, also called the Doleful Duenna
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the literary significance of the pit Sancho and Dapple fall into?
2. While staying at the castle of the Duke and Duchess, what does Sancho do every time he gets frightened?
3. What is the price Don Quixote must pay for his defeat?
4. How does Cervantes work yet another side plot into his story at the point of boarding the ships?
5. What is the point of the Countess of Trifaldi's story?
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