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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. At the end of Act 2, Scene 8, who does the King summon?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) Don Arias.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

2. The Infanta imagines what happens to Don Rodrigue, following the duel?
(a) Don Rodrigue's defeat causes him to leave the kingdom.
(b) Don Rodrigue kills himself out of guilt.
(c) Don Rodrigue's courage leads him to conquer kingdoms.
(d) Don Rodrigue is the new tutor for the King's son.

3. In Act 2, Scene 6, what advice does Don Sanche give the King?
(a) Imprison Don Rodrigue.
(b) Imprison Don Gomes.
(c) Give Don Rodrigue time to calm down.
(d) Give Don Gomes time to calm down.

4. In Act 2, Scene 5, what does the Infanta confess to Leonor?
(a) That she lies to Chimene.
(b) That she plans to elope with Don Rodrigue.
(c) That she lets her imagination run away with her.
(d) That she plans to elope with Don Diegue.

5. Why does the Infanta offer to imprison a character?
(a) To prevent him from marrying Chimene.
(b) To prevent him from dueling.
(c) To punish him for his crimes.
(d) To ensure he is available for the duel.

Short Answer Questions

1. The King comments that he feels justice is served by the action of which character?

2. In Act 3, Scene 4, Chimene tells Don Rodrigue she never finds comfort in him again for what reason?

3. In Act 2, Scene 6, which two characters discuss the possible invasion of the kingdom?

4. At the end of Act 3, Scene 4, what does Chimene say when another character tries to comfort her?

5. Who does Chimene love?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the Infanta decides, in Act 5, Scene 3, to let go of her fantasies and still support the love between Don Rodrigue and Chimene, is she acting out of love or honor?

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

3. In Act 3, Scene 5, Don Diegue laments in soliloquy about his unhappiness since the duel is fought. Don Diegue's son follows his wishes in defending his honor, and yet he is not happy. What emotional punishments must Don Diegue endure?

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

5. In Act 5, Scene 1, Chimene asks Don Rodrigue why he expects to die at the hand of Don Sanche, when he is so successful against her father and in battle. Describe his response.

6. In Act 1, Scene 5, what does Don Diegue ask his son, Don Rodrigue, to do? Why does he ask him to do this?

7. Why does the Infanta say that the wedding of Chimene and Don Rodrigue simultaneously means death and life to her?

8. Why does the Infanta encourage a relationship between Chimene and Don Rodrigue, even though she is in love with him?

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

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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