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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 2, Scene 2, which character is challenged to a duel?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) The King.

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

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 says that's all he can ask and goes out.
(b) He argues that she is making a mistake.
(c) He storms angrily out of the room.
(d) He tries to kiss her.

4. Why does the King believe that an invasion may soon occur?
(a) He receives word from Don Gomes.
(b) A distant army is sighted.
(c) Several ships are sighted.
(d) A messenger brings news from the invading kingdom.

5. In Act 2, Scene 4, who leaves the palace, according to the messenger?
(a) Don Gomes and Don Diegue.
(b) Don Rodrigue and Don Diegue.
(c) Don Rodrigue and Don Gomes.
(d) Chimene and Don Gomes.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 5, the Infanta believes which character wins the duel?

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

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

4. In Act 2, Scene 6, what advice does Don Sanche give the King?

5. In Act 1, Scene 2, the Infanta sends a messenger to which other character?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Act 4, Scene 2, how does Chimene respond when the Infanta tries to comfort her?

3. In Act 3, Scene 1, why do Don Rodrigue and Elvire hide from Chimene?

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, Chimene and Don Rodrigue both say that, without honor, they are not worthy of each other's love. However, if they each act as honor dictates, they must be enemies. How does a duel between Don Rodrigue and Don Sanche resolve this problem?

5. Describe the internal conflict described in soliloquy by Don Rodrigue, in Act 1, Scene 6.

6. Describe the emotions in Don Rodrigue's soliloquy.

7. Chimene admits that she hopes Don Rodrigue wins the duel, because she does not want to marry Don Sanche. Is Chimene being honorable here?

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

9. Why is Don Rodrigue remorseful, even though he wins the duel against Don Gomes?

10. In Act 2, Scene 5, do the Infanta's words indicate a greater concern for honor or for love?

(see the answer keys)

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