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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. What happens when Alceste complains about the other encouraging Celimene's gossip?
(a) His is ridiculed.
(b) Nothing.
(c) He is asked to leave.
(d) The others agree.

2. By her actions in Act 2, Scene 2, what opinion of Alceste's has Celimene proven to be correct?
(a) That Celimene really is not a nice person.
(b) That Celimene's feelings for Alceste cannot be trusted.
(c) That Celimene loves Alceste more than other men.
(d) That Alceste should marry Celimene quickly.

3. Alceste continues to stand by his thoughts in Act 2, Scene 6 about what?
(a) That the other suitors are better than he is.
(b) That Philinte has hard feelings toward him.
(c) That Célimène is beautiful.
(d) That the sonnet was horrible.

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

5. How do Célimène's feelings change about Alceste's reaction to the visitor?
(a) She then becomes angry and insists that he go.
(b) She throws him out without a word.
(c) She then becomes angry but asks him to stay.
(d) She tells Basque to escort him out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another theme in this play, in addition to honesty?

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

3. Why is Alceste grieving in Act Two, Scene One?

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

5. What word best describes Moliere's possible reason for having Alceste's visitor dressed as he is?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1, Philinte and Acaste are once again waiting for Celimene. What are Alceste and Philinte discussing?

2. What is the real reason Alceste seems disgusted by Philinte's run with someone he doesn't know but pretends to?

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

4. Act 4, Scene 3, begins with Alceste's confronting Celimene. How does Celimene react that is confusing to Alceste?

5. What does Alceste accuse Célimène of and why?

6. In Act Two, Scene Four, what are the two opinions about loves held by Alceste and Eliante?

7. After Celimene accepts a visit from Clitandre, how does Alceste test Celimene to see if she really loves Alceste?

8. What series of events in Act Two, Scene Three leads to an argument between Celimene and Alceste?

9. The two marquis, Acaste and Clitandre, speak alone in Act 3, Scene 1. Explain what evidence there is in their private conversation that they are both arrogant.

10. During their argument, Alceste admits what about Celimene's good looks and good nature?

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