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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which two of Quixote's chivalric heroes inspire him to do a penance in the mountain?
(a) Peter and Paul
(b) Valiant and Gawain
(c) Amadis and Orlando
(d) Arthur and Lancelot

2. What device does Cervantes use to introduce the comedic nature of Don Quixote?
(a) A gypsy fortune teller
(b) Talking animals
(c) Silly advice from a friend
(d) A dream sequence

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

4. 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) They want to talk about their crazy masters.
(d) The Knight of the Wood is shocked that Sancho speaks up so freely.

5. 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 has come to take Don Quixote back to La Mancha.
(c) The judge is looking for some escaped criminals.
(d) The Captive Captain recognizes the judge as his brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the challenge to knight errantry presented to Don Quixote by Vivaldo?

2. How does Cervantes plan to see that no further writing is done regarding Don Quixote de La Mancha?

3. How does Sancho Panza regain Dapple?

4. What does Don Quixote imagine to be the legendary helmet of Mambrino?

5. Why does Lothario think Camilla is being unvirtuous?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dorothea's relationship with Don Fernando.

2. Discuss Marcela's defense of herself at the funeral of Chrisostom.

3. How is the character of Don Quixote enlarged and filled out by Cervantes?

4. Describe the story of the Captive Captain.

5. Describe how Cervantes presents Sancho as one motivated by money.

6. Discuss Don Quixote's choice of penance after the release of the prisoners.

7. Discuss how Don Quixote always explains away any adverse events or circumstances.

8. How do many people abuse Don Quixote's madness?

9. What happens when the Don and Sancho meet an acting troupe still in costume?

10. Summarize Don Quixote's idea of the Golden Age.

(see the answer keys)

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