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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does the Infanta love?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) The King.
(d) Don Gomes.

3. At the end of Act 3, Scene 4, what does Chimene say when another character tries to comfort her?
(a) She says everything is Elvire's fault.
(b) She says she is going to avenge her father's death herself.
(c) She says everything is the Infanta's fault.
(d) She says she wants to be alone.

4. In Act 1, Scene 1, who assures Chimene that everything works out according to her hopes?
(a) Her father.
(b) Leonor.
(c) Elvire.
(d) The Infanta.

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

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

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

8. What does the Infanta predict happens, following the wedding of Don Rodrigue and Chimene?
(a) Don Gomes forgives Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue forgives Don Rodrigue.
(c) Chimene forgives Don Diegue.
(d) Don Diegue and Don Gomes forgive each other.

9. In Act 2, Scene 3. why is Chimene upset?
(a) The man she loves is killed.
(b) Her father is missing.
(c) The man she loves does not love her.
(d) Her hopes for happiness are so quickly destroyed.

10. Act 1, Scene 2 introduces which thematic element?
(a) The conflict between love and honor.
(b) The conflict between Chimene and the Infanta.
(c) The conflict between war and peace.
(d) The conflict between the social classes.

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

12. Which character has no fear of the King's punishment?
(a) Don Diegue.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Arias.
(d) Don Gomes.

13. The Infanta encourages a relationship between which two characters?
(a) Don Rodrigue and Elvire.
(b) Don Sanche and Elvire.
(c) Don Rodrigue and Chimene.
(d) Don Sanche and Chimene.

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

15. In Act 2, Scene 2, Don Rodrigue says he has no fear of Don Gomes for what reason?
(a) Don Rodrigue wishes to die.
(b) Don Rodrigue is more experienced than Don Gomes.
(c) Don Gomes has a useless arm.
(d) Don Rodrigue is fighting for his father's honor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the father of Chimene?

2. In Act 1, Scene 1, who tells Chimene that her father is in favor of a marriage between Chimene and the man she loves?

3. In Act 2, Scene 6, which two characters discuss the possible invasion of the kingdom?

4. The Infanta offers to use her authority as Princess to imprison which character?

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

(see the answer keys)

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