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

2. Who is Cleante's sister in the play?
(a) Elmire.
(b) Madame Pernelle.
(c) Mariane.
(d) Dorine.

3. What is described as "a sly conjecture or a wicked smear"?
(a) For Mariane to marry Valere.
(b) The rumor of Mariane marrying Tartuffe.
(c) Orgon's opinion of Tartuffe.
(d) Tartuffe's reputation.

4. Who says, "You've sure got humane sentiments down pat"?
(a) Orgon.
(b) Elmire.
(c) Damis.
(d) Cleante.

5. Whom does Madame Pernelle call "a bold lassy" in Act 1?
(a) Elmire.
(b) Dorine.
(c) Filipote.
(d) Mariane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dorine ask Mariane if she loves in Act 2?

2. Who is the author of the play Le Tartuffe?

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

4. What does Orgon tell Cleante when he asks what he should report to Valere regarding Mariane's marriage?

5. What is the name of Tartuffe's servant?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Orgon describe Tartuffe during his exchange with Cleante in Act 1?

2. Describe the interaction between Valere and Mariane that causes them to leave the room near the end of Act 2.

3. How does Tartuffe react after Orgon confronts him about his bad behavior towards Elmire at the end of Act 4?

4. Describe the nature of the discussion between Dorine and Mariane after Mariane asks her for help getting out of the marriage to Tartuffe in Act 2.

5. What does Mariane tell Dorine regarding her father's request that she marry Tartuffe in Act 2?

6. Describe what Madame Pernelle says and does to her servant just before leaving in Act 1.

7. Describe what happens when Damis reveals himself hiding in the room after Tartuffe makes advances towards Elmire.

8. How does Dorine describe Orgon and Tartuffe's relationship to Cleante in Act 1?

9. What reason does Orgon give to Elmire excusing why he refuses to believe Damis over Tartuffe?

10. How does Cleante describe true pious and religious people in Act 1?

(see the answer keys)

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