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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character fears that great sorrow follows great joy?
(a) The Infanta.
(b) Chimene.
(c) Elvire.
(d) Leonor.

2. Who prays for finding joy in the happiness of others?
(a) Chimene.
(b) Elvire.
(c) Leonor.
(d) The Infanta.

3. Why does the King dismiss the advice of Don Sanche?
(a) Don Sanche is an enemy of the kingdom.
(b) Don Sanche is untrustworthy.
(c) Don Sanche is too old to fully understand the situation.
(d) Don Sanche is too young to fully understand the situation.

4. In Act 3, Scene 1, which characters go into hiding?
(a) Elvire, Don Rodrigue, and Don Sanche.
(b) Elvire and Don Sanche.
(c) Elvire and Don Rodrigue.
(d) Chimene and Elvire.

5. Who does the King thank for his honesty?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Arias.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Sanche.

6. In the opinion of the King, who dishonors the King's judgment?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Arias.

7. In Act 3, Scene 1, which character says that he deserves to die?
(a) Don Alonse.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

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

9. In Act 3, Scene 4, Don Rodrigue says he doesn't deserve Chimene's love if he doesn't have what?
(a) Military prowess.
(b) Honor.
(c) Loyalty.
(d) Wealth.

10. In Act 3, Scene 2, after Chimene responds to a character's offer to avenge her father's death, what does that character do?
(a) He says that's all he can ask and goes out.
(b) He tries to kiss her.
(c) He storms angrily out of the room.
(d) He argues that she is making a mistake.

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

12. In Act 2, Scene 6, which two characters discuss the possible invasion of the kingdom?
(a) The King and Don Alonse.
(b) The King and Don Gomes.
(c) The King and Don Sanche.
(d) The King and Don Arias.

13. Why does the King believe that an invasion may soon occur?
(a) A messenger brings news from the invading kingdom.
(b) A distant army is sighted.
(c) He receives word from Don Gomes.
(d) Several ships are sighted.

14. At the end of Act 2, Scene 8, who does the King summon?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Arias.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Sanche.

15. Which characters enter first in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) The Infanta and Leonor.
(b) The Infanta and Chimene.
(c) Chimene and Elvire.
(d) Chimene and Leonor.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 2, Don Rodrigue and Don Gomes come to what final decision?

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

3. Which character has no fear of the King's punishment?

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, Chimene tells Don Rodrigue she never finds comfort in him again for what reason?

5. In Act 1, Scene 6, which character's soliloquy is in rhyming verse, rather than the play's typical blank verse?

(see the answer keys)

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