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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Chimene love?
(a) The King.
(b) Don Sanche.
(c) Don Gomes.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

2. As the play opens, who is considered likely to be offered the position of tutor to the King's son?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) The Infanta.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Gomes.

3. In Act 2, Scene 6, what advice does Don Sanche give the King?
(a) Give Don Rodrigue time to calm down.
(b) Imprison Don Gomes.
(c) Imprison Don Rodrigue.
(d) Give Don Gomes time to calm down.

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

5. In Act 3, Scene 4, who draws a sword?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Sanche.
(c) Chimene.
(d) Elvire.

6. Which character enters at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Chimene.
(b) Elvire.
(c) The Infanta.
(d) Leonor.

7. Who is chosen by the King to tutor his son?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

8. In Act 3, Scene 2, who tells Chimene that he is willing to avenge the death of her father?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Arias.

9. In Act 2, Scene 8, which two characters vie for the King's attention?
(a) Chimene and Don Alonse.
(b) Don Diegue and Don Alonse.
(c) Chimene and Don Diegue.
(d) Don Diegue and Don Sanche.

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 storms angrily out of the room.
(b) He argues that she is making a mistake.
(c) He tries to kiss her.
(d) He says that's all he can ask and goes out.

11. In Act 1, Scene 3, which character draws his sword?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

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

13. In Act 1, Scene 6, which character's soliloquy is in rhyming verse, rather than the play's typical blank verse?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Gomes.
(d) Don Sanche.

14. Which description best fits Elvire?
(a) In love with Don Rodrigue.
(b) Confidante of the Infanta.
(c) In love with Don Sanche.
(d) Confidante of Chimene.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the King dismiss the advice of Don Sanche?

2. Which two characters agree that love has the power to transcend sense?

3. Why does the King believe that an invasion may soon occur?

4. Who is the father of Chimene?

5. In Act 2, Scene 5, what does the Infanta confess to Leonor?

(see the answer keys)

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