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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 2, who tells Chimene that he is willing to avenge the death of her father?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Arias.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

2. In Act 3, Scene 1, which character says that he deserves to die?
(a) Don Sanche.
(b) Don Alonse.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Diegue.

3. In Act 3, Scene 2, after Chimene responds to a character's offer to avenge her father's death, what does that character do?
(a) He storms angrily out of the room.
(b) He tries to kiss her.
(c) He argues that she is making a mistake.
(d) He says that's all he can ask and goes out.

4. Who is chosen by the King to tutor his son?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Diegue.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 6, who resolves to take revenge in the way his father demands?

2. In Act 2, Scene 8, which two characters vie for the King's attention?

3. Which description best fits Elvire?

4. In Act 2, Scene 1, Don Gomes says he cannot endure life without what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare and contrast the main conversational threads in Act 1, Scene 1 and Act 1, Scene 2.

2. What does Don Rodrigue say happens if he dies in the duel against Don Sanche?

3. In Act 1, Scene 4, Don Diegue speaks in soliloquy. Describe his emotions and complaints.

4. Why does Don Diegue believe he is the best choice of tutor for the King's son?

5. Why does Don Gomes believe he is the best choice of tutor for the King's son?

6. The Infanta, in her soliloquy, says that love outlasts and transcends hate. This goes against the logic of most characters throughout the play, who act more out of hate (in the name of honor) than out of love. How does this soliloquy reinforce the main theme of the play?

7. How does Chimene respond to the offer made by Don Sanche? What does this response reveal about her character?

8. What arguments does Chimene make, against Don Rodrigue purposely losing in the duel against Don Sanche?

9. In Act 2, Scene 7, when the King learns of the death of Don Gomes, he says that justice is served. Why does he say this?

10. How does the Infanta respond to Chimene's renewed desire for vengeance?

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