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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act I, Scene 1 through Act I, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Wedekind wrote his play, what were people questioning?
(a) War.
(b) The censoring of theater and literature.
(c) Wedekind's writing style.
(d) The father's authority.

2. What excuse does Moritz give in order to escape the discussion about sex?
(a) He has too much homework.
(b) He needs to go pray.
(c) He needs to find his girlfriend.
(d) He needs to talk to his father.

3. What is considered the most sexual scene in A Children's Tragedy?
(a) The masturbation scene in the reformatory.
(b) Melchior explaining sex to Moritz.
(c) Wendla's rape.
(d) Ilsa's attraction to Moritz.

4. To whom does Bentley relate the masked man, especially in relation to summary of morality?
(a) Brecht.
(b) Wedekind.
(c) Goethe.
(d) Faust.

5. For how long may Wendla wear her old dress?
(a) One more year.
(b) One more summer.
(c) One more week.
(d) One more month.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is interesting about realism and expressionism in regards to this play?

2. According to Bentley's analysis, who may NOT be the masked figure at the end of the play?

3. How do all the boys in Act 1, Scene 2 two know each other?

4. In the introduction, what is NOT one of the mentioned allusions in the play?

5. According to the masked man, what is morality?

(see the answer key)

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