The Misanthrope Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Act 1, Scene 1

1. In the opening of the play, what reason does Alceste give for his hatred of humanity?
(a) A lack of intelligence.
(b) People are liars.
(c) People are too honest.
(d) Social hypocrisy.

2. In Act 1, Philinte meets a man on the street who hugs him and acts like his best friend. What is embarrassing about this situation?
(a) Philinte does not like the man.
(b) Philinte cannot remember the man's name.
(c) Men should not hug each other.
(d) Philinte does not like to be hugged.

3. When hugged by a man on the street, why does Philinte say he responded so politely?
(a) So he would not offend the man.
(b) To teach Alceste a lesson about politeness.
(c) Because he is a nice guy.
(d) So he would not offend Alceste.

4. On their way to Celimen's home, Philinte tells Alceste that one should not blame human beings for their ______?
(a) Motives.
(b) Personalities.
(c) Faults.
(d) Looks.

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