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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. Who says, "Do you think that I should perpetuate the flame of love that I have felt of late?"
(a) Dorine.
(b) Valere.
(c) Mariane.
(d) Orgon.

2. Who does Cleante question Orgon about near the end of Act 1?
(a) Damis.
(b) Elmire.
(c) Tartuffe.
(d) Madame Pernelle.

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

4. Finish the sentence: "But I've just heard word of this marriage, and I trust it is only ____."
(a) Verbiage.
(b) Assured.
(c) Circumstance.
(d) Talk.

5. Who tells Orgon to keep his "anger within measure" in Act 2?
(a) Mariane.
(b) Elmire.
(c) Cleante.
(d) Dorine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Finish Orgon's description of Tartuffe in Act 2: "He is a holy man and ______ poor."

2. Who hides in the room while Orgon and Mariane talk at the beginning of Act 2?

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

4. What does Dorine tell Mariane and Valere they will do to prevent the marriage of Mariane and Tartuffe?

5. What does Damis ask Cleante to discuss with Orgon just before he comes into the scene in Act 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Valere share when he first appears in Act 5?

2. What happens when Mr. Loyal knocks on the door of Orgon's home?

3. Describe Tartuffe and Elmire's interaction when he first enters the room to talk with her in Act 4.

4. Describe the interaction between Orgon and Mariane near the beginning of Act 4.

5. Describe the conversation between Elmire and Tartuffe when she tries to dissuade him from accepting Mariane's hand in marriage.

6. What plan does Dorine come up with at the end of Act 2 in hopes of preventing Mariane from marrying Tartuffe?

7. Describe the interaction between Elmire and Tartuffe when Elmire first enters the room in Act 3.

8. How does Orgon react after Cleante tells him to stop acting angry in Act 5?

9. What solution does Elmire suggest to Orgon to prove Tartuffe is disloyal in Act 4?

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

(see the answer keys)

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