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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. Who does the King thank for his honesty?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Sanche.
(d) Don Arias.

2. In Act 2, Scene 2, who says he won't fight with someone not his equal, because there is no honor in it?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Gomes.
(c) Don Diegue.
(d) Don Arias.

3. What does Chimene worry destroys her family's reputation?
(a) If someone sees Don Sanche in her home.
(b) If Chimene kills Don Rodrigue.
(c) If someone sees Don Rodrigue in her home.
(d) If Don Rodrigue kills Don Sanche.

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, who refuses to look at the sword after it is drawn?
(a) Don Rodrigue.
(b) Don Sanche.
(c) Elvire.
(d) Chimene.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Infanta offer to imprison a character?

2. In Act 3, Scene 3, which character comes out of hiding?

3. At the end of Act 2, Scene 8, who does the King summon?

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, the Infanta sends a messenger to which other character?

5. The Infanta encourages a relationship between which two characters?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 1, how does Don Arias try to help Don Gomes? Is his attempt successful?

2. In Act 2, Scene 5, do the Infanta's words indicate a greater concern for honor or for love?

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

4. What does the sword represent, both in Act 1, Scene 5 and in Act 2, Scene 2?

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

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

7. 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?

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. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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