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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Berenger come to tell Jean in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
(a) Work is canceled.
(b) He's forgiven.
(c) He's sorry.
(d) He's leaving town.

2. Whose birthday was Berenger out celebrating the night before in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?
(a) Pierre.
(b) Philippe.
(c) Antoine.
(d) Auguste.

3. What is Daisy's occupation?
(a) Typist.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Writer.
(d) Lawyer.

4. Who does Botard say has too much imagination in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?
(a) Northerners.
(b) Easterners.
(c) Westerners.
(d) Southerners.

5. What does Jean begin to cry out for once he transitions to a rhinoceros in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
(a) The desert.
(b) The zoo.
(c) The forest.
(d) The swamps.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Berenger order from the waitress in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

2. What is Jean wearing in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

3. What does Jean do during the argument with Berenger in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

4. What season is it in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

5. Who does Botard say are "all liars" in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the housewife break in Act 1 of Rhinoceros? What is the grocer's suggestion?

2. What is the reaction of the office of the unexpected visitor's news in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?

3. Describe the character of Mr. Papillon in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros.

4. Why does Mr. Papillon ask about Mr. Boeuf in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?

5. Who is the old man who lives next to Jean? What does he tell Berenger in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

6. What does Berenger note about Jean's appearance in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

7. What is the logician teaching his friend in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

8. How does Ionesco connect rhinoceros ideology to that of fascism in Rhinoceros?

9. What explanation does Berenger offer for the rhinoceros's presence in Act 1 of Rhinoceros? What is Jean's reaction?

10. Is Jean's transformation in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros a voluntary one? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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