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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 5, what is the man who asks to see Alceste wearing?
(a) A tuxedo.
(b) A uniform.
(c) A suit of armor.
(d) Scrubs.

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

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

4. What kind of person awaits Alceste in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Someone from a restaurant.
(b) A court jester.
(c) Someone in a uniform.
(d) Someone on a bike.

5. How does Oronte show his friendship to the man on the street in Act One, Scene Two?
(a) With a nod.
(b) With a handshake.
(c) With a kiss.
(d) With a hug.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Célimène's reaction when she thinks someone is arriving in Act 3, Scene 2?

2. What kind of person does Alceste portray himself as?

3. Who is in love with Alceste?

4. How does Alceste feel about the friendship?

5. What is suggested by the appearance of Alceste's visitor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Oronte and Alceste confront Celimene?

2. In Act Three, Scene Five, what is suggested about Alceste's honesty?

3. What is suggested by Dubios' frantic entrance and exit in Act Four, Scene Four?

4. What does Dubois interrupt when he comes to deliver the letter in Act 4, Scene 4?

5. What does Alceste accuse Célimène of and why?

6. At the time "The Misanthrope" was written, there were no telephones or cell phones. How do you think someone would know that Alceste was at Celimene's house?

7. Why does Alceste say love is not decided by reason?

8. In Act Two, Scene Two, why is Alceste upset with Celimene?

9. After hearing Oronte's sonnet, what description of Oronte's relationship with Celimene may have led to Alceste's harsh words?

10. Describe the odd love problem between Célimène, Alceste, Philinte, and Éliante.

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