The Imaginary Invalid Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the name of the person that beats Louison?

2. What does Beralde believe about Argan's illnesses?

3. Who does Beline say is only trying to do what's right?

4. When does Argan say Angelique will be married?

5. Who does Beline remind Argan is rewarded in his new will?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Cleante's appearance in disguise demonstrate his love for Angelique?

4. How does the doctor deflect Argan's inquiries about his resemblance to Toinette?

5. How does the transitional scene, after Mr. Fleurant leaves, further inform Argan's hypochondria?

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

7. What is the reason that Mr. Purgon cut all ties with Argan once his prescription was refused?

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

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

10. How is foreshadowing used in the announcement of the arrival of Thomas Diaforus?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Secrecy is a recurring device used throughout the play. Write an essay detailing how one of the characters in the play hides their true intentions or motives. Why do they keep their motives secret? Is their secrecy successful in achieving their goal?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss whether or not it is ethical for a doctor to treat a patient that is not actually ill. If the outcome of the treatment is positive, does the doctor still have an obligation to be truthful? What are the moral implications of Dr. Purgon and Thomas Diaforus and his father treating Argan?

Essay Topic 3

In earlier versions of the play, Beralde and Toinette are romantically involved. How does this change the outcome of the play? What do you think the reasons are for Moliere changing this in the final version?

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