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

2. Who brags that even the trial swings of his sword are master strokes?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue.
(c) Don Gomes.
(d) The King.

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

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

5. What is the relationship between Don Diegue and Don Rodrigue?
(a) Don Diegue is the tutor of Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Diegue is the rival of Don Rodrigue.
(c) Don Diegue is the father of Don Rodrigue.
(d) Don Diegue is the son of Don Rodrigue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 1, Don Gomes says he can still live, even if which of the following occurs?

2. Which description best fits Leonor?

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

4. Chimene's father agrees with her choice of suitor because he possesses which quality?

5. Which character worries that he loses the love of Chimene?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Act 3, Scene 4, Don Rodrigue offers Chimene his sword, but she refuses to take it or even look at it. Discuss the symbolism of this scene.

3. In Act 2, Scene 7, when the King learns of the death of Don Gomes, he says that justice is served. Why does he say this?

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

5. What function does Leonor serve in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

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

8. In Act 2, Scene 2, what does Don Rodrigue do, and is this action based on honor or love?

9. Describe the emotions in Don Rodrigue's soliloquy.

10. 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?

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