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. How does Porthos kill the captain of the guards pursing them in Chapter 49?

2. After D'Artagnan agrees to cooperate and not resign his post in Chapter 53, what does King Louis offer?

3. Who does D'Artagnan request to speak with at Nantes in Chapter 37?

4. How does Porthos die in Chapter 50?

5. What happens to Mouston in the end of Chapter 55?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A recurrent theme in "The Man in the Iron Mask" is that of vanity, and how characters react when their vanity is wounded or bruised. Compare and contrast vanity as exhibited by King Louis XIV, Fouquet and Porthos and how it either shifts throughout the novel or remains the same. Discuss how each character reacts when their vanity is wounded and what this reaction infers about that character.

Essay Topic 2

One recurrent theme in "The Man in the Iron Mask" is that of respect and reverence for authority figures such as Louis and Philippe. Using specific textual examples, compare and contrast at least two approaches or attitudes toward respect and reverence as demonstrated by specific characters. Discuss what if any overarching message Dumas is conveying about the importance or unimportance of respect and reverence.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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