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 does Basque say is at the door at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3?

2. If Celimene chooses a suitor, what does Alceste say he will do?

3. Who confronts Célimène at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 3?

4. What is Alceste upset in Act 5, Scene 1?

5. What happens to Alceste?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are three things in the play at which Alceste fails, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Research Moliere and the time period in which he lived. Write a brief summary about what may have motivated Moliere to write "The Misanthrope" and how the play was received by his contemporaries.

Essay Topic 3

Why does the author describe Celimene the way he does? What does Celimene represent? Do you think the author creates this character based on a real person or an ideal of some kind? Why?

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