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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. Whom does Toinette thank for creating Thomas Diaforus?
(a) Good fortune.
(b) French society.
(c) His father.
(d) Education.

2. What is Mr. Bonnefoy's profession?
(a) A music teacher.
(b) An apothacary.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A doctor.

3. To whom does Argan wish his fortune to go to upon his death?
(a) His doctor.
(b) His servant.
(c) His wife.
(d) His children.

4. Who is called "every inch a splendid gentleman"?
(a) Mr. Fleurant.
(b) Angelique.
(c) Cleante.
(d) Argan.

5. Why is Argan angry with his brother?
(a) For interfering in his daughter's marriage.
(b) For dismissing the apothacary.
(c) For being younger.
(d) For asking for money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Argan trying to remember when he is counting?

2. What is Mr. Fleurant's profession?

3. Why does Argan ask God to forgive him?

4. What is Argan adding up in the beginning of the play?

5. In Act 1, Scene 11, who startles Toinette by appearing at Argan's house unexpectedly?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 10, how does Toinette appearance demonstrate Argan's obsession with his illnesses?

2. How is the plot element of suspense used as Argan calls Angelique to her music lesson?

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

4. How does Argan's action of talking to himself further demonstrate his obsession with his illnesses?

5. Explain how the plot element of secrecy is introduced in Act 1, Scene 3.

6. How is Argan's belief that he is an important man reinforced by the new doctor's appearance?

7. How does Toinette, as the doctor, use her deception to aid Angelique?

8. What physical tactics were used to help Toinette's disguise work?

9. How does Toinette use irony to convince Argan to pretend to be dead and test Beline?

10. How does Argan's illness affect his realization of Angelique's feelings towards him?

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