The Misanthrope Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who admires Alceste's commitment to truth and finds it heroic?

2. What did Dubois forget in Act 4, Scene 4?

3. How does Alceste feel about the confrontation with Celimene?

4. Who is Dubois?

5. Alceste decides to move to the country and plans to ask __________ to go with him.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Alceste and Philinte's views on honesty.

Essay Topic 2

In Act 1, Scene 2, Oronte asks Alceste and Philinte for an honest opinion about a sonnet he has written. Describe how Oronte's reaction to Alceste's honesty suggests that Oronte was not really asking for an honest opinion. Does Oronte's reaction prove or disprove Alceste's view about hypocrisy in society? Does Philinte's praising the poem prove or disprove Alceste's view about hypocrisy in society? Explain your answers.

Essay Topic 3

What do the characters Philinte and Eliante represent in Moliere's vision of a hypocritical society? What do the characters Clitandre, Acaste, and Arsinoe represent? Cite examples from the book as evidence.

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