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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The King comments that he feels justice is served by the action of which character?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Sanche.
(c) Don Arias.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

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

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

6. In Act 2, Scene 5, what does the Infanta confess to Leonor?
(a) That she lies to Chimene.
(b) That she lets her imagination run away with her.
(c) That she plans to elope with Don Rodrigue.
(d) That she plans to elope with Don Diegue.

7. Why does the King not want to announce the impending invasion?
(a) Without real confirmation, he does not want to panic the people.
(b) He wants to secretly send his own ships into battle.
(c) He wants to send an army to defend the kingdom.
(d) He does not feel ready to mount a defense.

8. 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 Sanche.
(d) Don Diegue.

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

10. In Act 2, Scene 5, the Infanta believes which character wins the duel?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Gomes.
(d) Don Sanche.

11. In Act 2, Scene 6, the King complains of whose arrogance?
(a) Don Rodrigue and the invaders.
(b) Don Gomes and Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Gomes and the invaders.
(d) Don Rodrigue and Chimene.

12. 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) Wealth.
(d) Loyalty.

13. In Act 2, Scene 7, what news does the messenger bring?
(a) Don Gomes is killed by Don Rodrigue.
(b) Several ships are sighted.
(c) A distant army is sighted.
(d) Don Rodrigue is killed by Don Gomes.

14. Why can't Chimene ask the man she loves to be merciful?
(a) His honor is destroyed.
(b) He does not love her.
(c) He loses his position as tutor to the King's son.
(d) He is angry with her.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which characters enter first in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Who does the King ask to escort Chimene home?

3. What is the relationship between Don Diegue and Don Rodrigue?

4. In Act 2, Scene 4, the messenger reports that the two characters who leave the palace are doing what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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