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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who re-enters the room in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Éliante.
(b) Basque.
(c) Philinte.
(d) Célimène.

2. While Oronte is reading his sonnet, what does Alceste whisper to Philinte?
(a) Alceste criticizes Philinte's praising of the sonnet.
(b) Alceste asks if the sonnet is almost over.
(c) Alceste tells Philinte that they should applaud when the poem is over.
(d) Alceste criticizes what Oronte is wearing.

3. Why does Celimene accept the new visitor?
(a) She is in love with the new visitor.
(b) She like the tension.
(c) She does not want to offend.
(d) She likes the attention.

4. Why does Celimene state she needs to be nice to Clitandre?
(a) He is a family friend.
(b) He is influential in court.
(c) She is in love with him.
(d) He is very wealthy.

5. Where do the character go during Act Two, Scene Four?
(a) To the sitting room.
(b) To the gallery.
(c) Outside.
(d) To the kitchen.

6. How does Alceste respond to Oronte's request for friendship?
(a) Alceste tells him friendship needs time to grow.
(b) Alceste accepts his friendship.
(c) Alceste tells Oronte he does not want to be his friend.
(d) Alceste decides to be Oronte's best friend.

7. Which word best describes Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Sad.
(b) Transitional.
(c) Boring.
(d) Funny.

8. Who is not in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Alceste.
(b) Éliante.
(c) Arsinoé.
(d) Acaste.

9. How does Alceste distinguish himself among his company?
(a) His financial status.
(b) His wisdom.
(c) His high principles.
(d) His high intelligence.

10. Besides Alceste, who also has a case pending in court?
(a) Éliante.
(b) Philinte.
(c) Célimène.
(d) Acaste.

11. Why does Celimene like visitors?
(a) Celimene likes to see her friends.
(b) Celimene does not like visitors.
(c) Visitors are good for Celimene's business.
(d) Celimene likes the attention.

12. Oronte wants Alceste to be honest about what?
(a) The story he has written.
(b) His critique of his sonnet.
(c) His critique of his girlfriend.
(d) His critique of his clothes.

13. Alceste's threat to leave if Celimene does not do what he wants can best be described as what?
(a) Leaving.
(b) Bluffing.
(c) A complaint.
(d) Asking for attention.

14. When Oronte reads his sonnet to Alceste and Philinte, for what does he ask?
(a) An honest opinion of his poem.
(b) He wants Alceste and Philinte to tell him how good it is.
(c) He asks Alceste and Philinte to keep the poem a secret.
(d) A pen so he can make corrections to the poem.

15. In Act 1, Scene 3, Philinte is trying to find out what?
(a) Why Oronte is crying.
(b) Why Alceste is so upset.
(c) Why Alceste is crying.
(d) Why Alceste likes Célimène.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Clitandre and Acaste speak, whom are they with?

2. During the heated discussion, what does Alceste reveal is aggravating him?

3. How does Alceste feel about his visitor?

4. What does the officer's uniform tell the characters?

5. How does Act 1, Scene 3 close?

(see the answer keys)

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