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 is in love with Éliante?

2. Who does Alceste say he never seeks comfort with?

3. Who says Célimène must speak her mind now?

4. What does Alceste tell Arsinoé at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 5?

5. Who confronts Celimene in Act 5, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why each suitor (i.e., Alceste, Acaste, Clitandre, and Oronte,) should or should not be Celimene's ultimate companion.

Essay Topic 2

What is the feeling of the play at the beginning of Act Two, Scene One? Discuss this mood and the reasons for it. Are certain characters experiencing certain feelings. What are they and what are the reasons for these feelings?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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