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

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

3. What common object becomes the means of correspondence with the Captive Captain?
(a) A cane
(b) A bottle
(c) A teapot
(d) A pillowcase

4. What does the canon think about drama of his day?
(a) Plays are educational to those who cannot read books.
(b) The plays staged at his time are worthy of high praise.
(c) Plays are a reflection of real life and teach valuable morals.
(d) The plays that are staged nowadays are mirrors of absurdity, patterns of folly, and images of lewdness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Quixote send Sancho Panza on a mission?

2. How does Sancho trick Don Quixote into waiting until morning to investigate the clanking sound?

3. How do they manage to escape the Moorish land and take Zoraida with them?

4. What does the imagery of the Golden Age represent to Don Quixote?

5. In yet another tale within the tale, who does the captive captain contrive to rescue?

Short Essay Questions

1. Relate how Sancho Panza prevents Don Quixote from charging toward a loud noise in the dark of night.

2. Describe how Cervantes suggests that Don Quixote descends into madness.

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

4. How does Teresa Panza show her practical side?

5. Outline the story of what Anselmo wants Lothario to do.

6. Tell the story of how Don Quixote becomes entangled with the criminal, Gines de Pasamonte.

7. Discuss Don Quixote's illusions that cause him to do battle with strange things.

8. What is the story of the Princess Micomicona, of the land of Micomicon?

9. Give evidence that the farmer's daughter is a popular theme in Cervantes' writing.

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

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