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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 3, what does Elvire advise Chimene to do, regarding her desire for vengeance?
(a) Kill Don Rodrigue.
(b) Ask the King to forgive the man who kills Chimene's father.
(c) Leave the pursuit of justice to the King.
(d) Kill Don Sanche.

2. Leonor asks the Infanta what blunt question?
(a) Whether love outweighs honor.
(b) Whether honor is more important than social status.
(c) Whether reality equals fantasy.
(d) Whether the duel is more important than the impending invasion.

3. In Act 3, Scene 2, how does Chimene respond to a character's offer to avenge her father's death?
(a) She accepts his offer.
(b) She refuses his offer.
(c) She says she keeps his offer in mind.
(d) She threatens to have him imprisoned.

4. In Act 2, Scene 6, what does the King do immediately, to protect the kingdom from the potential invasion?
(a) Fortify the castle.
(b) Evacuate the castle.
(c) Send Don Rodrigue to scout for information.
(d) Post a small additional guard.

5. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1, where does Don Rodrigue arrive?
(a) The palace.
(b) The Infanta's home.
(c) His own home.
(d) Chimene's home.

6. In Act 1, Scene 1, who tells Chimene that her father is in favor of a marriage between Chimene and the man she loves?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Elvire.
(d) The Infanta.

7. Chimene's father agrees with her choice of suitor because he possesses which quality?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Courage.
(c) Sense of duty.
(d) Wealth.

8. Why does the Infanta try to forget the man she loves?
(a) He is a married man.
(b) His social status is too high.
(c) He is in love with Leonor.
(d) His social status is too low.

9. Which is the best description of Don Arias?
(a) A gentleman of the court.
(b) Son of Don Gomes.
(c) Father of Don Rodrigue.
(d) Tutor to the King's son.

10. In Act 2, Scene 6, how does the King plan to teach Don Gomes about respect?
(a) Sentence him to death.
(b) Imprison him.
(c) Order him to take lessons from his son's tutor.
(d) Challenge him to a duel.

11. In Act 2, Scene 1, Don Gomes believes the King overlooks his actions for what reason?
(a) His planned marriage to Chimene.
(b) His service as a warrior.
(c) His planned marriage to the Infanta.
(d) His service as tutor to the King's son.

12. In Act 2, Scene 2, Don Rodrigue mocks Don Gomes for what?
(a) Being a coward.
(b) Being too old to duel.
(c) Having poor sword skills.
(d) Having pity.

13. In Act 1, Scene 4, which character speaks in soliloquy, a solo speech heard only by the audience?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Sanche.

14. Who does Chimene ask the King to punish, to avenge the death of her father?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Alonse.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

15. In Act 1, Scene 6, who resolves to take revenge in the way his father demands?
(a) Don Diegue.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Gomes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who brags that even the trial swings of his sword are master strokes?

2. The Infanta imagines what happens to Don Rodrigue, following the duel?

3. Who does the King thank for his honesty?

4. In Act 2, Scene 3, who comforts Chimene?

5. In Act 2, Scene 3. why is Chimene upset?

(see the answer keys)

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