The Man in the Iron Mask Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does D'Artagnan offer to take Mouston in Chapter 55?

2. From studying the map in Planchet's store, where do Athos and Raoul suppose that D'Artagnan is journeying?

3. What order of the king does an Officer give D'Artagnan after he decides to resign?

4. At the last minute who decides to accompany Raoul on his expedition?

5. Who confirms the death of Raoul to Athos?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

A theme that runs as an undercurrent in "The Man in the Iron Mask" applicable to contemporary issues today is that of social classes and the difference as particularly seen between the aristocracy (the rich) and the servant class. Using textual examples, discuss how Dumas establishes this theme and how it is relates to social classes as seen in popular culture today.

Essay Topic 3

One of the strongest literary tools employed by Dumas in "The Man in the Iron Mask" is the use of irony. Give examples of where Dumas has employed verbal, situational or comic irony and discuss in detail how this use of irony has furthered the plot, developed characters or strengthened a theme.

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