Miguel de Cervantes
Summary & Analysis
The First Part, The Author’s Dedication of the First Part–Chapter IV
The First Part, Chapters V–X
The First Part, Chapters XI–XV
The First Part, Chapters XVI–XX
The First Part, Chapters XXI-XXVI
The First Part, Chapters XXVII–XXXI
The First Part, Chapters XXXII–XXXVII
The First Part, Chapters XXXVIII–XLV
The First Part, Chapters XLVI–LII
The Second Part, The Author’s Dedication of the Second Part–Chapter VII
The Second Part, Chapters VIII–XV
The Second Part, Chapters XVI–XXI
The Second Part, Chapters XXII–XXVIII
The Second Part, Chapters XXIX–XXXV
The Second Part, Chapters XXXVI–XLI
The Second Part, Chapters XLII–XLVI
The Second Part, Chapters XLVII–LIII
The Second Part, Chapters LIV–LX
The Second Part, Chapters LXI–LXVI
The Second Part, Chapters LXVII–LXXIV
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Dulcinea del Toboso
Important Quotations Explained
Full Book Quiz
The First Part, The Author’s Dedication of the First Part–Chapter 4
The First Part, Chapters 5–10
The First Part, Chapters 11–15
The First Part, Chapters 16–20
The First Part, Chapters 21-26
The First Part, Chapters 27–31
The First Part, Chapters 32–37
The First Part, Chapters 38–45
The First Part, Chapters 46–52
The Second Part, The Author’s Dedication of the Second Part–Chapter 7
The Second Part, Chapters 8–15
The Second Part, Chapters 16–21
The Second Part, Chapters 22–28
The Second Part, Chapters 36–41
The Second Part, Chapters 42–46
The Second Part, Chapters 47–53
The Second Part, Chapters 61–66
The Second Part, Chapters 67–74
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Full Book Quiz
. Who is the Knight of the White Moon?
. How many expeditions does Don Quixote make without Sancho Panza?
. Why does Don Quixote return home in a cage after his second expedition?
Because he believes he is enchanted and cannot get out
Because Benengeli has vanquished him
Because Dorothea asks him to
Because he wants to
. Who is Master Peter, the puppeteer?
Gines de Pasamonte
. Where does Don Quixote meet the enchanted Dulcinea for the second time, after meeting her once on the road to El Toboso?
The Duke’s house
In Montesinos’s Cave
. How does the Duchess know who Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are?
From reading about them in the First Part of the novel
From her servants, whom they conquered on the road
From an oracle in La Mancha
From the Countess Trifaldi
. Why does Don Quixote do penance in the Sierra Morena?
Because he is insane
Because he lied to Dulcinea
Because his hero, Amadis of Gaul, performed a similar penance
Because of his guilt over stealing Mambrino’s helmet from the barber
. What does Anselmo ask his best friend, Lothario, to do for him?
Take care of Anselmo’s ailing sister
Seduce Anselmo’s wife
Carry a message to Don Quixote
Take Anselmo’s wife to a nunnery
. When he sees them, what does Don Quixote think the fulling mills are?
Castles imprisoning a famous knight-errant
. Who is Cide Hamete Benengeli?
Don Quixote’s grandfather
The captive’s Moorish captor
Countess Trifaldi’s enchanter
The author, according to Cervantes, of the manuscript from which Cervantes translates
. What does the Duke give Sancho Panza?
. How, according to Merlin, can Dulcinea be released from her enchantment?
If Sancho gives himself 3,300 lashes with a whip on his bare bottom
If she touches Don Quixote
If she wears Mambrino’s helmet
If she drinks the Balsam of Fierbras
. Why do the officers of the Holy Brotherhood want to arrest Don Quixote?
For knocking over the windmills
For beating up the penitents
For refusing to pay his bill at the inn
For releasing the galley slaves
. Who is Cardenio?
The crazy naked man in the Sierra Morena
All of the above
. What does Countess Trifaldi have that she does not want?
A giant enslaving her kingdom
. Who pretends to be Princess Micomicona?
The Duke’s steward
. How does Sancho prove that Don Quixote is not actually enchanted in the cage?
By asking him if he needs to go to the bathroom
By showing that his armor is undamaged
By getting in the cage with him
By breaking the cage
. Who wrote the false Second Part of
in which Don Alvaro brings Don Quixote to be cured?
Cide Hamete Benengeli
. How does Don Quixote die?
The Balsam of Fierbras poisons him
The Knight of the White Moon kills him
Robbers kill him outside Barcelona
He falls ill
. Why does Sancho whip the trees?
Because he wants to save Dulcinea
Because he hates forests
Because he wants to trick Don Quixote into thinking that he is actually whipping himself
Because he is jealous of Don Quixote’s romantic success with the innkeeper’s daughter
. Why does Cervantes end the First Part?
He runs out of paper
His translator runs away
He does not know the rest of the story
. Why does Sancho
take Don Quixote to Dulcinea’s house at the beginning of the Second Part?
He does not know where Dulcinea lives
He does not want to bother Dulcinea at night
He is afraid of the demon guarding Dulcinea’s gate
He is tired and wants to go to an inn
during the novel
does Don Quixote see Dulcinea for the first time?
When Sancho brings her to him in the Sierra Morena
When he goes to El Toboso
When he goes home at the end
He never sees her during the course of the novel
. What does Don Quixote decide to do during his retirement?
. Why does Don Quixote sing to Altisidora?
To prove that he loves her
Because the Duchess has asked him to
To prove that he does not love her
Because she is afraid of him
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