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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1, why does "Le Cid" expect to be defeated in the duel?
(a) He is weak, recovering from injuries suffered in battle.
(b) His opponent fights with honor on his side.
(c) His opponent is a greater warrior.
(d) He is prepared to die because Chimene desires his death.
2. In Act 4, Scene 1, which two characters enter first?
(a) Elvire and the Infanta.
(b) Chimene and the Infanta.
(c) Chimene and Leonor.
(d) Chimene and Elvire.
3. Chimene says her feelings echo those of the people in what way?
(a) She shares their joy and their faith in Don Diegue's strength and courage.
(b) She shares their fear and their faith in Don Diegue's resolve.
(c) She shares their fear and their faith in Don Rodrigue's resolve.
(d) She shares their joy and their faith in Don Rodrigue's strength and courage.
4. Chimene is embarrassed when forced to admit what?
(a) She wants Don Sanche to win her hand in the duel.
(b) She wants Don Rodrigue to win her hand in the duel.
(c) She wants Don Arias to win her hand in the duel.
(d) She wants Don Diegue to win her hand in the duel.
5. The Infanta says Chimene should no longer pursue vengeance for what reason?
(a) Vengeance means death to the Infanta.
(b) Vengeance means death to Chimene.
(c) Vengeance destroys Chimene's chance for true love.
(d) Vengeance means danger and imminent destruction for the city.
6. In Act 5, Scene 6, who enters with the King?
(a) Don Diegue.
(b) Don Arias.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.
7. Who tells Chimene that the kingdom has successfully repelled the invaders?
(c) The Infanta.
(d) Don Diegue.
8. What does Chimene say happens to "Le Cid's" honor if he loses the duel?
(a) His honor transfers to the victor.
(b) His honor is destroyed.
(c) His honor becomes his shame.
(d) His honor multiplies.
9. By the end of the soliloquy in Act 5, Scene 2, a character finally comes to accept what truth?
(a) Don Rodrigue must be imprisoned.
(b) The kingdom is about to be invaded.
(c) Don Rodrigue and Chimene are still in love.
(d) Chimene does not want help from the Infanta.
10. According to the soliloquy in Act 5, Scene 2, what outlasts and transcends hate?
11. In Act 5, Scene 2, which character speaks in soliloquy?
(a) The King.
(b) The Infanta.
(d) Don Rodrigue.
12. What does the Infanta tell Chimene, regarding honor?
(a) It's a greater honor to sacrifice an individual desire in the name of fulfilling the public good.
(b) Glory is more important than honor.
(c) Honor is more important than glory.
(d) It's a greater honor to sacrifice the public good in the name of fulfilling individual desire.
13. When Don Rodrigue enters in Act 3, Scene 5, what does Don Diegue believe?
(a) That Don Rodrigue marries Chimene.
(b) That he loses his mind.
(c) That Don Rodrigue plans to kill him.
(d) That Don Rodrigue marries the Infanta.
14. In Act 5, Scene 4, why does Chimene say she is unhappy no matter who wins the duel?
(a) Either her father is avenged or her lover is dead.
(b) Either her father is avenged or her lover survives.
(c) Either her father is un-avenged or her lover survives.
(d) Either her father is un-avenged or her lover is dead.
15. Chimene says her feelings differ from those of the people in what way?
(a) She doubts the victory is final.
(b) She wants to cancel the duel.
(c) She wants to postpone the wedding.
(d) She still desires revenge.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is appointed to judge the duel between "Le Cid" and Don Sanche?
2. What is the main idea presented in the soliloquy at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
3. In Act 4, Scene 3, who is now called "Le Cid", since the invaders are repelled?
4. What lie does the King tell Chimene?
5. In Act 5, Scene 5, who lays his sword at Chimene's feet?
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