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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After turning the conversation to Alceste's love life, what does Arsinoe offers to show Alceste?
2. What does Alceste apologize to Oronte for?
3. Who is Dubois?
4. What does Arsinoe try to talk about with Alceste?
5. What does Alceste wish, concerning Oronte's sonnet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As Act 1, Scene 1, opens, Alceste and Philinte are discussing their beliefs in honesty versus politeness. Describe these differences, as the characters see them, between being honest and being polite. Do you agree with either Alceste or Philinte? Explain. Is there a time when being honest is better than being polite? Is there a time when being polite is better than being honest?
Essay Topic 2
What is the definition of a misanthrope? Be sure to explain why you think the author used that as the title, and whom you think it refers to in the play.
Essay Topic 3
What are three things in the play at which Alceste fails, and why?
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