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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Philinte encourage Alceste to do?
2. As Alceste and Oronte are waiting for an answer from Celimene, who enters the room?
3. Who does Célimène say Arsinoé is especially jealous of her for in Act 3, Scene 3?
4. Alceste makes another big decision at the end of Act 5, Scene 1. What is it?
5. Who is Dubois?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What two things does the reader learn from the argument between Philine and Alceste? Identify the points in the argument that lead the reader to this discovery. Why does the author use an argument to make his point? Can he express these issues in a different way?
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