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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who describes Tartuffe as "a base usurper with a power tyrannic"?
(a) Elmire.
(b) Dorine.
(c) Damis.
(d) Cleante.

2. What is Mariane's response to Orgon when he asks her if she will marry Tartuffe in Act 2?
(a) "It is your will."
(b) "Whatever your wish father."
(c) "Out of the question, father, I assure you!"
(d) "I dare not!"

3. What does Orgon say Dorine's "twaddle" has caused him to become?
(a) Tired.
(b) Annoyed.
(c) Upbeat.
(d) High-strung.

4. Who is described as "fat and flabby, with red lips, and a shining face"?
(a) Tartuffe.
(b) Orgon.
(c) Elmire.
(d) Madame Pernelle.

5. Which character is the first to speak in Act 2?
(a) Orgon.
(b) Cleante.
(c) Dorine.
(d) Elmire.

6. Who calls Tartuffe a "false Capuchin" in the play?
(a) Cleante.
(b) Elmire.
(c) Damis.
(d) Dorine.

7. What does Orgon tell Cleante that Tartuffe did with the first donation he gave to him at the end of Act 1?
(a) Asked for more.
(b) Tried to give some back.
(c) Spent it on food for others.
(d) Bought new clothes.

8. Who does Dorine describe as "nuts" in Act 1?
(a) Tartuffe.
(b) Orgon.
(c) Madame Pernelle.
(d) Damis.

9. Which of the following does Orgon NOT say Tartuffe did the first time they met?
(a) Kneeling.
(b) Sang.
(c) Smiling.
(d) Weeping.

10. In what way does Orgon tell his daughter she must earn his love at the beginning of Act 2?
(a) By being happy.
(b) By working.
(c) By moving away.
(d) By devoting herself to content him.

11. What is the name of Madame Pernelle's servant in the play?
(a) Laurent.
(b) Tartuffe.
(c) Dorine.
(d) Filipote.

12. What does Dorine say a woman in love needs to have a heart made of?
(a) Gold.
(b) Rock.
(c) Granite.
(d) Steel.

13. What term does Mariane refer to Tartuffe as just after her father asks if she will marry him?
(a) A recluse.
(b) An imposter.
(c) A rodent.
(d) A hypocrite.

14. Who says, ""I think, perchance, you've lost your mind through extravagance" in Act 2?
(a) Cleante.
(b) Elmire.
(c) Valere.
(d) Dorine.

15. Who says, "Your injustice to me has a mortal sting!"?
(a) Damis.
(b) Dorine.
(c) Elmire.
(d) Mariane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Finish the sentence: "A father's love brings true _____".

2. Who does Madame Pernelle say has "fallen from grace" in Act 1?

3. Who is Cleante's sister in the play?

4. Who does Madame Pernelle slap in Act 1?

5. Whom does Madame Pernelle call "a fool of the worst kind"?

(see the answer keys)

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