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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 does Celimene fear if she does not agree to see Acaste?
(a) Celimene is afraid Acaste will never come back.
(b) Celimene is afraid refusing the visit would not be nice.
(c) Celimene is afraid of offending Acaste.
(d) Celimene is afraid of Alceste and wants Acaste's help.

2. Who are the two women in Act One, Scene One waiting for?
(a) Oronte and Celimene.
(b) Celimene and Philinte.
(c) Celimene and her cousin.
(d) Alceste and Philinte.

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

4. What does the officer's uniform tell the characters?
(a) He is a police man.
(b) He is the Marshall's Sergeant-at-Arms.
(c) He is Colonel.
(d) He is a Lieutenant.

5. On their way to Celimen's home, Philinte tells Alceste that one should not blame human beings for their ______?
(a) Motives.
(b) Looks.
(c) Faults.
(d) Personalities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who thinks Acaste does not have a chance with Celimene?

2. What is Alceste response to the sonnet?

3. Other than the two marquis who visit Celimene in Act 2, Scene 4, what other visitors does she receive?

4. What does Elinate say about love in Act Two, Scene Four?

5. After Acaste and Clitandre arrive, why do they start naming members of the royal court?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Celimene's reaction to Alceste's bluff of leaving?

2. Why does Celimene becomes annoyed during Act Three, Scene Three?

3. In Act 3, Scene 3, how does Célimène's reaction when she hears Arsinoé is at the door differ from her reaction when suitors arrive?

4. What happens after Célimène's letter is read aloud in Act 5, Scene 4?

5. In Act 2, Scene 2, Alceste is in the middle of his argument with Celimene when Basque announces a visitor. Why does Celimene invite the visitor inside? Explain.

6. How does Oronte react to Alceste's criticism of his sonnet? How does that reaction support Alceste's view of hypocrisy?

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

8. In Act 4, Scene 4, Alceste and Celimene are once again interrupted during an important conversation. Who interrupts them, and why?

9. At the end of Act 2, Scene 4, Alceste tags along with the group going to the gallery, saying he will see which suitor Celimene sends home first. Who do you think Celimene will send home first, and why?

10. Why doesn't Eliante take advantage of Alceste's anger and marry him?

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