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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. Finish the sentence: "A father's love brings true _____".
(a) Harmony.
(b) Acceptance.
(c) Felicity.
(d) Completion.

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

3. What does Dorine do every time Orgon turns towards her during their argument in Act 2?
(a) Looks away.
(b) Pleads with him.
(c) Closes her eyes.
(d) Stops talking.

4. What does Dorine refer to Tartuffe as during her argument with Orgon in Act 2?
(a) Rude and unseemly.
(b) Loser and scum.
(c) Bum and bigot.
(d) Ridiculous.

5. Who hides in the room while Orgon and Mariane talk at the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Valere.
(b) Tartuffe.
(c) Elmire.
(d) Dorine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Orgon claim he has given Dorine "too much" of during their argument in Act 2?

2. Who tells Orgon to keep his "anger within measure" in Act 2?

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

4. What derogatory name does Madame Pernelle call her servant just before leaving the house in Act 1?

5. Who does Cleante question Orgon about near the end of Act 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how Madame Pernelle takes defense of Tartuffe at the beginning of Act 1.

3. What response does Cleante give Tartuffe when he refuses to help mend Orgon and Damis' relationship?

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

5. Why does Damis ask Cleante to discuss the upcoming marriage of Mariane with Orgon in Act 1?

6. Describe the interaction between Tartuffe and the officer at the end of Act 5.

7. Describe Dorine and Cleante's pleas to Orgon regarding Mariane's marriage in Act 4.

8. What does Orgon ask Dorine about when he first enters the scene in Act 1?

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

10. In what way does Tartuffe "put the moves" on Elmire near the beginning of Act 3?

(see the answer keys)

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