The Imaginary Invalid Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What profession does Argan believe is best for a future son-in-law?

2. Why does Toinette says that is is pointless to argue with Mr. Daiforus?

3. Whom does Louison say was in Angelique's room?

4. What is Angelique's younger sisters name?

5. Why does Argan ask God to forgive him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Act 3, Scene 18, in addition to the discovery of Beline's motives, what other information is revealed about her marriage to Argan?

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

4. How is foreshadowing used in Toinette's announcement of a new doctor's arrival?

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

6. As Angelique leaves, how do Argan's actions show his selfishness increasing?

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

8. How is foreshadowing used in Beline's admittance of her true feelings for Argan?

9. How does Angelique's initial reaction to her father's death show her true feelings?

10. How does Toinette manage to convince Argan that she is two people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The importance of education is a focal point for Argan and others in the play. Discuss the importance of education in today's society. How does in compare to the era of the play?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay detailing how Argan is easily fooled. Is it because of his willingness to agree with anything that supports his belief that he is ill? Is it because of the quality of the deception?

Essay Topic 3

Who is it that is the master of the house? Who holds the deciding power? Which characters gain or lose influence over the household in the course of the play?

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