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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Oronte do when he meets Alceste?
(a) Asks for his friendship and a hug.
(b) Accuses him of taking his girlfriend.
(c) Begins to cry.
(d) Tells him off.

4. During the heated discussion, what does Alceste reveal is aggravating him?
(a) Alceste is aggravated by the fact that he loves Eliante.
(b) Alceste is still upset about Oronte's sonnet.
(c) Alceste is upset with Philinte.
(d) Alceste is upset by Celimene's behavior.

5. What does Oronte's sonnet say about Celimene's kindness towards him?
(a) That her kindness is not kind at all.
(b) That she says kind things to him.
(c) That she is always nice to him.
(d) That she is kind to love him.

6. What is one possible reason for Alceste's harsh words about Oronte's sonnet?
(a) Alceste does not like poetry.
(b) The sonnet is obviously written for Celimene, the woman Alceste loves.
(c) Philinte tells Alceste to be critical of the sonnet.
(d) Alceste wants to teach Oronte a lesson about honesty.

7. What does Alceste wish he can do about Celimene?
(a) Forget about her.
(b) Stop her from seeing other men.
(c) Marry her.
(d) Stop loving her.

8. To Alceste, what is worse, people's false friendship or their ridicule?
(a) False friendship.
(b) He doesn't know.
(c) They are equally bad.
(d) Ridicule.

9. Oronte's leaving suggests what about his asking for honest opinions on his sonnet?
(a) That Oronte is not very nice.
(b) That Oronte really wants flattery, not honesty.
(c) That Oronte does not like Alceste and Philinte.
(d) That Oronte thinks the poem is better than it is.

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

11. During their discussion in Act 3, scene 1, Clitandre teases Acaste about what?
(a) His chances with Eliante.
(b) His chances with Celimene.
(c) His big nose.
(d) His social position.

12. What medical problem is Alceste suspected on having?
(a) Depression.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Alzheimer.

13. What does Alceste wait for Celimene to do in Act Two, Scene Four?
(a) If she calls for tea.
(b) He waits to see who she sends away first.
(c) If she allows any more suitors in.
(d) Chooses a suitor.

14. What does Alceste say about people's ridicule and false friendship?
(a) He does not know which is worse.
(b) People's ridicule is worse.
(c) False friendship is worse.
(d) Neither is worse than fails love.

15. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, why is Alceste grieving?
(a) Because he thinks Célimène loves him but he does not love her.
(b) Because Célimène tells him she is in love with someone else.
(c) Because Célimène has died.
(d) Because he is afraid she will have to leave Célimène because she does not love him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Celimene threaten to do if Alceste continues being suspicious of her?

2. Why does Celimene agree to see Acaste?

3. What does Alceste think about honesty?

4. In the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2, we are introduced to yet another suitor of Célimène's. Who?

5. When the play opens, where are two men awaiting the return of a young woman?

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