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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 1, Scene 5, who is asked to avenge his father's honor?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Sanche.

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

3. In Act 1, Scene 2, the Infanta sends a messenger to which other character?
(a) Elvire.
(b) Don Sanche.
(c) Chimene.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, who draws a sword?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Elvire.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Chimene.

5. In Act 2, Scene 4, which character bursts into tears and exits, believing the duel begins?
(a) Elvire.
(b) The Infanta.
(c) Leonor.
(d) Chimene.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Act 1, Scene 6, which character's soliloquy is in rhyming verse, rather than the play's typical blank verse?

3. Why can't Chimene ask the man she loves to be merciful?

4. In Act 2, Scene 2, which character is challenged to a duel?

5. Why does the Infanta try to forget the man she loves?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 4, Scene 3, the King says he listens to Chimene politely, but no longer considers her request to punish Don Rodrigue. Why does the King make this decision?

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

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

4. In Act 4, Scene 1, when Chimene learns that Don Rodrigue is victorious in battle, she says that she joins the people of the kingdom in their celebration of his heroism, but still wants revenge on him for killing her father. Is she being honorable or stubborn?

5. In Act 1, Scene 1, what do Chimene and Elvire say about Don Gomes?

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

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

9. In Act 2, Scene 6, does the King believe Don Gomes' actions are honorable, since Don Diegue is appointed as tutor? Why or why not?

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

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