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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. Who is the person pretending to have an ankle injury?
(a) Angelique.
(b) Thomas Diaforus.
(c) Toinette.
(d) Argan.

2. What does Beralde believe about Argan's illnesses?
(a) That they soon will kill Argan.
(b) They they are imaginary.
(c) That he will have the same illness.
(d) That they will infect Argan's household.

3. Who questions Beline's reasons for threatening Angelique?
(a) Argan.
(b) Toinette.
(c) Thomas Diaforus.
(d) Cleante.

4. What is Mr. Fleurant's profession?
(a) A music teacher.
(b) An apothecary.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A notary.

5. How does Argan describe his reasons for arranging Angelique's marriage?
(a) As Beline's idea.
(b) As sensible.
(c) As necessary.
(d) As whimsical.

Short Answer Questions

1. This person has something important to tell Angelique toward the beginning of the play.

2. Who is the person taking many prescriptions?

3. Who accompanies Mr. Diaforus to Argan's home?

4. Why doesn't Argan notice his daughters reaction to seeing her music teacher?

5. Why does Argan say he arranged for Angelique's marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Beralde use Argan's own fears to help further Toinette's plans?

2. Besides fear of his own death, what does Argan fear his pretending may cause to occur?

3. How is Argan's fear that "playing dead" causes his real death ironic?

4. How do Beralde and the players manage to convince Argan that the ceremony to make him a doctor is valid?

5. What are some of the possible motives for Beralde sending Mr. Fleurant away?

6. What is the dilemma caused by the doctor's proposed severe treatment of losing an arm and an eye?

7. How is it demonstrated that Toinette is a trusted employee?

8. How can we tell that Louison is loyal to Angelique?

9. How does the conversation between Angelique and Toinette demonstrate the high regard that Toinette has achieved in the house?

10. Why did Argan mysteriously leave the room for the second time in the play?

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