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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 3, who comforts Chimene?
(a) Don Gomes.
(b) The Infanta.
(c) Elvire.
(d) Leonor.

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

3. The King chooses which sort of person to tutor his son?
(a) A warrior renowned for his service long ago.
(b) A warrior admired for his service in the present.
(c) A scholar admired for his wisdom.
(d) A scholor admired for his high social status.

4. Leonor asks the Infanta what blunt question?
(a) Whether reality equals fantasy.
(b) Whether honor is more important than social status.
(c) Whether the duel is more important than the impending invasion.
(d) Whether love outweighs honor.

5. Which character worries that he loses the love of Chimene?
(a) Don Diegue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Rodrigue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 3, what does Chimene say happens to her after the death of the man she loves?

2. Who says that all the Prince needs to do to learn to be a good warrior is study his record?

3. Which character enters at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?

4. In Act 2, Scene 6, the King complains of whose arrogance?

5. Why does the King not want to announce the impending invasion?

Short Essay Questions

1. The Infanta says she no longer loves Don Rodrigue, but now loves "Le Cid", the hero. What does she mean by this statement?

2. 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?

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

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

5. In Act 2, Scene 8, given that Chimene and Don Diegue both present their arguments to the King, based on what is honorable, how can their requests be so opposite?

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

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

8. 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?

9. Compare the actions of the Infanta with the actions of Chimene, in terms of honor. How do their actions reveal their differences?

10. How does Don Rodrigue respond, when Don Diegue tells him that honor is more important than love and that women are plentiful?

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