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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Chimene says that if "Le Cid" dies in the duel, what quickly is forgotten?
(a) "Le Cid's" love for Chimene.
(b) "Le Cid's" cowardice.
(c) "Le Cid's" defeat in battle.
(d) "Le Cid's" brilliant victory in battle.
2. At the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1, why does "Le Cid" expect to be defeated in the duel?
(a) He is prepared to die because Chimene desires his death.
(b) He is weak, recovering from injuries suffered in battle.
(c) His opponent fights with honor on his side.
(d) His opponent is a greater warrior.
3. The Infanta says Chimene should no longer pursue vengeance for what reason?
(a) Vengeance means danger and imminent destruction for the city.
(b) Vengeance means death to Chimene.
(c) Vengeance means death to the Infanta.
(d) Vengeance destroys Chimene's chance for true love.
4. Why does Don Rodrigue feel remorseful?
(a) For dishonoring the King.
(b) For being clumsy in his duel.
(c) For failing to predict an invasion.
(d) For driving Chimene away.
5. Chimene says her feelings differ from those of the people in what way?
(a) She wants to cancel the duel.
(b) She still desires revenge.
(c) She wants to postpone the wedding.
(d) She doubts the victory is final.
6. In Act 5, Scene 3, who suggests that the Infanta must find peace?
(d) The King.
7. The King says that everything to do with whose death is forgotten?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Gomes.
(d) The invading kings.
8. 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 Rodrigue's resolve.
(c) She shares their joy and their faith in Don Rodrigue's strength and courage.
(d) She shares their fear and their faith in Don Diegue's resolve.
9. At the end of Act 5, Scene 3, the Infanta wants to reassure Chimene by telling her what?
(a) That Don Rodrigue is hers.
(b) That Don Sanche is hers.
(c) That Don Rodrigue is dead.
(d) That Don Sanche is dead.
10. Who apologizes to the King for speaking rashly?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Sanche.
(d) The Infanta.
11. What event must be postponed for one year?
(a) The wedding.
(b) The release of the defeated kings.
(c) The imprisonment of Don Sanche.
(d) The imprisonment of Don Rodrigue.
12. In Act 5, Scene 1, Chimene says the boldness of which character costs her honor?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Arias.
(d) Don Diegue.
13. When the Infanta enters, in Act 4, Scene 2, what does she offer?
(a) A message from the King.
(b) Forgiveness for Chimene's actions.
(c) Sympathy for the captured kings.
(d) Sympathy for Chimene's grief.
14. What does Don Diegue predict happens if Don Rodrigue is successful in battle?
(a) The King reduces his time in prison.
(b) The King appoints him as tutor for his son.
(c) The King pardons him and Chimene no longer seeks revenge.
(d) The King pardons him and the Infanta is his bride.
15. In Act 5, Scene 1, which two characters agree to duel for the hand of Chimene?
(a) Don Diegue and Don Arias.
(b) Don Rodrigue and Don Sanche.
(c) Don Arias and Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Sanche and Don Diegue.
Short Answer Questions
1. Chimene says "Le Cid" should be as determined to defend his own honor as he is to defend what?
2. Who tells Chimene that the kingdom has successfully repelled the invaders?
3. The King orders which character to assume the title, role, and responsibilities of "Le Cid" at the end of the play?
4. By the end of the soliloquy in Act 5, Scene 2, a character finally comes to accept what truth?
5. Chimene is embarrassed when forced to admit what?
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