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. What does Orgon tell Cleante when he asks what he should report to Valere regarding Mariane's marriage?

2. Which two characters converse with one another just after Madame Pernelle leaves in Act 1?

3. Finish the sentence: "Claiming our crime was truly gigantic in mixing what's holy with what's ______".

4. What statement does Orgon continually repeat when discussing Tartuffe with Dorine in Act 1?

5. Who is the author of the play Le Tartuffe?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Cleante scold Orgon about at the beginning of Act 5?

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

4. How does Tartuffe react towards Orgon after Damis reveals that he saw him making advances towards Elmire?

5. What does Orgon tell his family regarding the secret he has shared with Tartuffe?

6. How does Tartuffe talk Orgon into letting him hold some documents for him?

7. Describe the interaction between Valere and Mariane that causes them to leave the room near the end of Act 2.

8. What is the nature of Orgon's friend Argas' documents?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the concept of hypocrisy that is presented in the play. What might the author be saying in terms of hypocrisy and religion?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the nature of Tartuffe and Orgon's relationship. How is this relationship formed? What about the nature of the relationship's formation suggests the relationship isn't genuine?

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