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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. Which character has no fear of the King's punishment?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Arias.
(d) Don Diegue.

2. Who says, sarcastically, that the Prince cannot have a better tutor?
(a) The King.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Diegue.

3. Act 1, Scene 2 introduces which thematic element?
(a) The conflict between Chimene and the Infanta.
(b) The conflict between love and honor.
(c) The conflict between war and peace.
(d) The conflict between the social classes.

4. In Act 2, Scene 8, which two characters vie for the King's attention?
(a) Chimene and Don Diegue.
(b) Chimene and Don Alonse.
(c) Don Diegue and Don Sanche.
(d) Don Diegue and Don Alonse.

5. The Infanta encourages a relationship between which two characters?
(a) Don Rodrigue and Chimene.
(b) Don Sanche and Chimene.
(c) Don Sanche and Elvire.
(d) Don Rodrigue and Elvire.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 4, the messenger reports that the two characters who leave the palace are doing what?

2. In Act 2, Scene 3. why is Chimene upset?

3. In Act 1, Scene 4, which character speaks in soliloquy, a solo speech heard only by the audience?

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, who draws a sword?

5. In Act 2, Scene 6, who is with the King when he enters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the final outcome of the play, regarding the future of Don Rodrigue and Chimene, along with the Infanta? How does this ending reinforce the main theme of the play?

2. What is Don Sanche's real motivation in offering to avenge the death of Chimene's father?

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. In Act 2, Scene 3, what does the Infanta say the King is trying to do? What does she think happens as a result? What is Chimene's reaction?

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

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

10. Act 1, Scene 3 includes obstacles to which two future events Chimene and Elvire anticipate in Scene 1?

(see the answer keys)

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