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. What word does Célimène call Arsinoé in Act 3, Scene 3?

2. What is Alceste's most prominent trait?

3. What does Arsinoe value?

4. Why does Eliante say she admires Alceste's honesty?

5. Who agrees with Célimène's accusers who think she is a flirt in Act 3, Scene 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think all of the men continue to put up with Celimene's indecisiveness for so long? Why do they continue to compete with each other for her love? What does the lack of interest in the other women say about the men in the play? What does it say about Celimene?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the misanthrope of the play? Provide a detailed explanation to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Provide a short discussion about Alceste's court case. What is it concerning? Who is involved? How does he feel about it? Why does he refuse legal councils?

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