The Misanthrope Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 1, of what is Celimene accused?
(a) Celimene is accused of encouraging men to fall in love with her.
(b) Celimene is accused of cheating on Philinte.
(c) Celimene is accused of being lazy.
(d) Celimene is accused of being mean to Oronte.

2. How does Alceste feel about the friendship?
(a) They are quickly best friends.
(b) It never works.
(c) It is good.
(d) It needs time to grow.

3. What does Alceste tell Philinte as he leaves?
(a) He loves her.
(b) Follow.
(c) He despises her.
(d) Do not follow.

4. During the argument with Philinte, what is revealed about Alceste?
(a) That Alceste is not really in love with Celimene.
(b) That Philinte is not Alceste's friend.
(c) That Alceste is not a nice person.
(d) That Alceste may not be as honest as he believes he is.

5. What does Celimene avow to Alceste?
(a) That she loves Oronte.
(b) That she loves Clitandre.
(c) That Eliante loves Alceste.
(d) That Celimene loves Alceste.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one possible reason for Alceste's harsh words about Oronte's sonnet?

2. Who does Alceste confide in when he is grieving in Act Two, Scene One?

3. How is Célimène described physically?

4. Why does Celimene state she needs to be nice to Clitandre?

5. When Oronte reads his sonnet to Alceste and Philinte, for what does he ask?

(see the answer key)

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