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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do all of Celimene's suitors, accept Alceste, leave her?
2. What did Dubois forget in Act 4, Scene 4?
3. What does Celimene do when confronted with a letter?
4. Who is Arsinoe?
5. Dubois is so flustered, he can barely do what in Act 4, Scene 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Celimene's true character? What evidence is provided throughout the play that indicates her character? Do you think this character is the true misanthrope?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character Arsinoe as she is seen by herself, and contrast that with how she is seen by Celimene. Explain how Moliere uses the character Arsinoe to show that honesty is no substitute for goodness.
Essay Topic 3
Alceste and Arsinoe are both described as prudish in this play. Do you agree with this description? Why or why not? Do you think this similarity make these two characters more compatible? Why or Why not?
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