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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While discussing Alceste's criticism of Oronte's sonnet, what question does Philinte ask of Alceste?
(a) Why he does not leave instead of Oronte.
(b) Why he does not applaud after Oronte reads his sonnet.
(c) Why he does not flatter Oronte.
(d) Why he invites Oronte over.

2. What is Alceste's opinion of Oronte's work?
(a) He has a negative opinion.
(b) He has no opinion.
(c) He is jealous of it.
(d) He likes it.

3. Why can't Alceste believe the flattery others give him during Act Two, Scene One?
(a) He is blind to the truth.
(b) He recieves no flattery.
(c) Good sense.
(d) They are liers.

4. Who is Philinte?
(a) A representative from the royal court.
(b) Alcests' brother.
(c) The servant.
(d) Celimene's cousin.

5. Who thinks Acaste does not have a chance with Celimene?
(a) Alceste.
(b) Clitandre.
(c) Celimene.
(d) Oronte.

6. What does Alceste state the other suitors does not do if they truly love Celimene?
(a) Smother her.
(b) Aruge between themselves.
(c) Encourage her faults.
(d) Pressure her.

7. In Act Two, Scene Three, who is also downstairs?
(a) Celimene.
(b) Philinte.
(c) Clitandre.
(d) Basque.

8. What is Celimene accused of in Act Two, Scene One?
(a) Being a snob.
(b) Turning away no man.
(c) Turning away all man.
(d) Being indecisive.

9. Who does Célimène say is popular only because of his cook?
(a) Cleon.
(b) Alceste.
(c) Acaste.
(d) Philinte.

10. What is the only honest thing that Célimène has said so far into Act 2, Scene 3 in the play?
(a) That Basque is a servant.
(b) That she loves Alceste more than Acaste.
(c) That Alceste is not indispensable.
(d) That Acaste is better looking than Alceste.

11. What causes Alceste to become so upset during Act One, Scene Three?
(a) Celimene.
(b) There are too many men present.
(c) Oronte's sonnet.
(d) He is not accepted.

12. Why does Oronte chastise Célimène in this Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) For not reading his sonnet.
(b) For not telling him she was seeing Alceste.
(c) For not letting him read his story.
(d) For giving him hope of gaining her love.

13. During the conversation in Act 2, Scene 4, why do Acaste and Clitandre ridicule Alceste?
(a) Alceste complains that his time with Celimene has been interrupted.
(b) Alceste makes fun of Acaste and Clitandre.
(c) Alceste complains that there are too many people present.
(d) Alceste complains that Celimene is being encouraged to gossip.

14. In addition of Philinte and Clitandre, what other visitor is new to Act Two, Scene Four?
(a) Eliante.
(b) Charmichel.
(c) Basque.
(d) Oronte.

15. What does Alceste want Celimene to do about the court case?
(a) Deny the charges.
(b) Forget about it and be honest with him.
(c) Not attend the hearing.
(d) Seek council.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Acaste?

2. During the argument, of whom does Celimene say Alceste is jealous?

3. What does Oronte's sonnet reveal about his relationship with Celimene?

4. What is Célimène accused of in terms of love?

5. How does Alceste distinguish himself among his company?

(see the answer keys)

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