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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. How does Baisemeaux ensure that no one sees the king when he brought by Aramis to the prison?
2. In Chapter 26, which two countries does Aramis claim to have relations in?
3. According to Philippe in Chapter 10, who is the mortal enemy of Colbert?
4. When D'Artagnan comes to visit Porthos in Chapter 2, what reason does Porthos give for his melancholy?
5. Who does Baisemeaux think that Aramis resembles in Chapter 7?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is D'Artagnan perplexed and his conscience not at ease regarding the arrest of Fouquet in Chapter 19?
2. What has Athos been preparing for in Chapter 57 and 58?
3. What is Monsieur Fouquet's Epiureans?
4. How does Athos defend Louise to Raoul in Chapter 25?
5. What was the cause and outcome of Fontaine's first duel as as recounted by Fontaine in Chapter 6?
6. After D'Artagnan's horse dies from exhaustion, what does he do to continue pursuing Fouquet?
7. What strange impression seizes both Raoul and Athos as they watch Aramis and Porthos depart in Chapter 26?
8. Why is Moliere at M. Percerin's house in Chapter 3?
9. Why does Athos desire to keep Raoul home when Beaufort first asks to take him on his journey to Africa?
10. What is the first tip that Aramis and Porthos receive that leads them to suspect that Belle-Isle is under attack?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One theme that is accentuated by Dumas throughout "The Man in the Iron Mask" is that of the importance of appearances. Discuss at least three instances where this theme is displayed and comment on what societal commentary Dumas may be making by using this theme.
Essay Topic 2
The theme of the pursuit of power is central to the novel, "The Man in the Iron Mask." Many important characters are pursuing power; however, they are usually foiled in their attempts to attain this power. Using at least three character examples, illustrate how Dumas establishes a premise on the pursuit of power. Discuss how Dumas's view on the pursuit of power is relevant to today.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel, "The Man in the Iron Mask," Dumas sets forth several conflicting views of allegiance. Compare and contrast the specific view on the purpose and importance of allegiance as demonstrated by one of the following character pairings:
a) Fouquet and Aramis
b) King Louis and Philippe
c) Colbert and D'Artagnan
Give specific textual information on how these characters exhibit and come to these views. Also in the conclusion address whether or not you feel that Dumas is purporting one view of allegiance as being correct or true.
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