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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Madame Pernelle say has "fallen from grace" in Act 1?
2. In which manner does Orgon say he needs to speak with his daughter in Act 2?
3. Finish the sentence: "A father's love brings true _____".
4. What is described as "a sly conjecture or a wicked smear"?
5. Who is the author of the play Le Tartuffe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Tartuffe and Elmire's interaction when he first enters the room to talk with her in Act 4.
2. Describe the conversation between Elmire and Tartuffe when she tries to dissuade him from accepting Mariane's hand in marriage.
3. Describe the interaction between Tartuffe and the officer at the end of Act 5.
4. What does Mariane tell Dorine regarding her father's request that she marry Tartuffe in Act 2?
5. How does Cleante describe true pious and religious people in Act 1?
6. What does Orgon tell his family regarding the secret he has shared with Tartuffe?
7. How does Tartuffe talk Orgon into letting him hold some documents for him?
8. What does Cleante scold Orgon about at the beginning of Act 5?
9. Describe the interaction between Elmire and Tartuffe when Elmire first enters the room in Act 3.
10. What excuse does Tartuffe give to Cleante when he asks him to help Orgon and Damis make up?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of temper in the play. Who is able to control their temper and who is not? What might the author be saying in terms of the repercussions of losing ones temper?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the symbolism in the king's intervention and subsequent absolution for Orgon at the end of the play. What message might the author be trying to get across with the use of this character?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the servant characters in the play, namely Dorine and Filipote. How are these two characters portrayed differently? What purpose does the author have for presenting these characters so differently?
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