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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Act 2, Scene 6, who is with the King when he enters?
(a) Chimene and Don Diegue.
(b) Don Arias and Don Sanche.
(c) Chimene and Don Arias.
(d) Don Arias and Don Diegue.

3. Who says that all the Prince needs to do to learn to be a good warrior is study his record?
(a) Don Diegue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) The King.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

4. In what way are Don Rodrigue and Don Sanche similar?
(a) They both wish to tutor the King's son.
(b) They both love Chimene.
(c) They are both sons of Don Diegue.
(d) They are both sons of Don Gomes.

5. In Act 2, Scene 2, who challenges another character to a duel?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) The King.

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

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

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

9. Why does the Infanta offer to imprison a character?
(a) To punish him for his crimes.
(b) To ensure he is available for the duel.
(c) To prevent him from dueling.
(d) To prevent him from marrying Chimene.

10. Which description best fits Don Rodrigue?
(a) The King's son.
(b) The King.
(c) A young soldier.
(d) Chimene's father.

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

12. In Act 2, Scene 4, the messenger reports that the two characters who leave the palace are doing what?
(a) Laughing.
(b) Dueling
(c) Arguing.
(d) Whispering.

13. In Act 2, Scene 1, Don Gomes says he can still live, even if which of the following occurs?
(a) If he is dishonored.
(b) If he is reduced to poverty.
(c) If he is disabled in battle.
(d) If he is denied the tutoring position.

14. In Act 2, Scene 4, which character bursts into tears and exits, believing the duel begins?
(a) The Infanta.
(b) Elvire.
(c) Chimene.
(d) Leonor.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1, where does Don Rodrigue arrive?

4. In Act 2, Scene 4, who leaves the palace, according to the messenger?

5. Why can't Chimene ask the man she loves to be merciful?

(see the answer keys)

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