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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many lines are in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Thirty-three.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

2. In the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2, we are introduced to yet another suitor of Célimène's. Who?
(a) Oronte.
(b) Alceste.
(c) Philinte.
(d) Arsinoé.

3. Alceste tells Celimene that he needs reassurance of what?
(a) Celimene's dislike of Oronte's sonnet.
(b) Eliante's feelings for Alceste.
(c) Alceste's friendship with Philinte.
(d) Celimene's feelings for Alceste.

4. What word best describes the duration of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Short.
(b) Long.
(c) Lengthy.
(d) Boring.

5. Who points out that Alceste complains whether people praise or criticize him?
(a) Acaste.
(b) Éliante.
(c) Célimène.
(d) Philinte.

6. Who is upset by the new visitor in Act Two, Scene Two?
(a) Basque.
(b) Alceste.
(c) Philinte.
(d) Acaste.

7. Who is in love with Alceste?
(a) Arsinoé.
(b) Célimène.
(c) Éliante.
(d) Acaste.

8. In Act 2, Scene 3, who also comes to visit Célimène?
(a) Clitandre.
(b) Éliante.
(c) Basque.
(d) Oronte.

9. How does Oronte react to Alceste's honest opinion of his sonnet?
(a) Oronte cries.
(b) Oronte becomes angry.
(c) Oronte decides to rewrite the sonnet.
(d) Oronte crumbles up the sonnet and throws it away.

10. What word best describes Moliere's possible reason for having Alceste's visitor dressed as he is?
(a) Transition.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Humor.

11. What kind of person does Alceste portray himself as?
(a) Honest.
(b) Dishonest.
(c) Forgiving.
(d) Cheerful.

12. Who says, "When a man really loves, he loves faults and all"?
(a) Elainte.
(b) Célimène.
(c) Philinte.
(d) Alceste.

13. Before the group takes a walk in the gallery, how does Eliante put an end to the argument?
(a) Eliante tells them to stop arguing.
(b) Eliante tells Alceste she loves him.
(c) Eliante says true love overlooks faults.
(d) Eliante leaves the room.

14. Who is Celimene?
(a) Philinte's cousin.
(b) A woman whom Alceste loves.
(c) Someone Alceste works with.
(d) A good friend of Alceste and Philinte.

15. What does Celimene threaten to do if Alceste continues being suspicious of her?
(a) To marry Philinte instead.
(b) To retract her declaration of love.
(c) To stop being Alceste's friend.
(d) To never speak to Alceste again.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Basque enters the room again, who does he announce has also come to see Celimene?

2. When Célimène tells Alceste he's mad for staying, what does she mean?

3. Célimène's reputation, whether she knows it or not, is really what?

4. What is Alceste's opinion of Oronte's work?

5. Who praises Oronte's work throughout his reading?

(see the answer keys)

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