Tartuffe Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 says, "You've sure got humane sentiments down pat"?

2. Finish the sentence: "Yes, I may think so, but my broken heart foresees you, too, suffering from Love's ____."

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

4. What is Mariane's response to Valere when he asks her what she thinks of her father's decision for her to marry Tartuffe?

5. What term does Mariane refer to Tartuffe as just after her father asks if she will marry him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Elmire do just after Tartuffe begins making advances towards her in Act 4?

7. Why does Elmire ask Tartuffe to go into the hallway during their encounter in Act 4?

8. What is Madame Pernelle's reaction towards her family when she hears of Tartuffe's betrayal?

9. How does Orgon react toward Dorine's negative descriptions of Tartuffe in Act 2?

10. What is Valere's reaction just after learning of Orgon's plans for Mariane to marry Tartuffe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the unlikely control of Dorine in the play. In what ways does she control the other characters in the play? How does her ability to control others differ from Tartuffe's?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the role of the character Madame Pernelle in the play. What is her purpose? What might she be representative of in terms of society?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the portrayal of religion in the play. Who offers an honest portrayal of religiousness in the play? What seems to be the author's thoughts on religion?

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