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

How is Oronte the embodiment of Alceste's criticism of humanity? Give an example of why.

Essay Topic 2

Based on Celimene's behavior and the definition of the word "misanthrope," explain why Celimene is or is not the true misanthrope in Moliere's play.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the relationship between Alceste and Célimène and the one between Alceste and Philinte.

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