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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, who says he won't fight with someone not his equal, because there is no honor in it?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Arias.

2. Who does the King ask to escort Chimene home?
(a) Don Arias.
(b) Don Alonse.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Sanche.

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

4. In Act 3, Scene 3, what does Elvire advise Chimene to do, regarding her desire for vengeance?
(a) Kill Don Rodrigue.
(b) Kill Don Sanche.
(c) Ask the King to forgive the man who kills Chimene's father.
(d) Leave the pursuit of justice to the King.

5. In Act 3, Scene 4, who refuses to look at the sword after it is drawn?
(a) Elvire.
(b) Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Chimene.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 6, how does the King plan to teach Don Gomes about respect?

2. Which description best fits Don Rodrigue?

3. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1, where does Don Rodrigue arrive?

4. Who does the Infanta love?

5. In Act 2, Scene 2, Don Rodrigue and Don Gomes come to what final decision?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is the King's reaction to the dispute between Don Diegue and Don Gomes influenced by the impending invasion? Why or why not?

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

3. Why does Chimene vow to kill herself after Don Rodrigue dies?

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, the Infanta is faced with a conflict between love and honor. What does she hope to gain, by choosing honor?

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

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

7. In Act 2, Scene 5, how does the Infanta's fantasy foreshadow future events in the play?

8. Although Chimene loves Don Rodrigue, in Act 2, Scene 8 she begs the King to punish him for killing her father. Detail her arguments.

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

10. 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?

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