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

2. Finish the sentence: "Claiming our crime was truly gigantic in mixing what's holy with what's ______".
(a) True.
(b) Romantic.
(c) Satanic.
(d) Pedantic.

3. What is Mariane's response to Valere when he asks her what she thinks of her father's decision for her to marry Tartuffe?
(a) "I don't know".
(b) "It will not happen."
(c) "What do you think?"
(d) "It can't be true."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Dorine refer to Tartuffe as during her argument with Orgon in Act 2?

3. What does Mariane describe as having "with the strongest passion"?

4. Finish the sentence: "And now life is sweet as a ______".

5. Whom does Madame Pernelle call "a bold lassy" in Act 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Cleante say regarding Orgon's temper in Act 5?

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

3. How does Elmire react when she realizes Tartuffe is making advances towards her in Act 3?

4. What is the nature of Tartuffe's dialogue when he first appears in Act 3?

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

6. What happens when Tartuffe returns to Orgon's home with an officer?

7. 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.

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

9. How does Tartuffe react when Dorine mentions that Elmire wanted to speak with him privately?

10. How does Damis react after he learns of Tartuffe's betrayal of Orgon?

(see the answer keys)

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