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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. What does the Maniac say they have to add more of to the versions of the statements they already have in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. Who does the Maniac tell Sports Jacket he once knew who massaged himself in such a way?
3. How long does the Maniac profess to having studied Law?
4. How many citizens were killed in the bombing by the accused Anarchist?
5. Why does the Maniac learn the judge is coming?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Maniac react when Bertozzo says if he will just sign the statement, he will let him go?
2. How does the Maniac offer to help out the Superintendent and Sports Jacket with their second version?
3. What is the Maniac's suggestion to the Superintendent and Sports Jacket, considering their situation of desperation in Act 1, Scene 2?
4. What do the police records show regarding the Maniac's history? How does he respond to these allegations?
5. How is the Maniac's treatment of the Superintendent and Sports Jacket a recreation of their statement about the Anarchist?
6. How does the Maniac feel after taking the phone call in Act 1, Scene 1? Why?
7. What is the Superintendent and Sports Jacket's reaction to the Maniac's accusations of harsh interrogation?
8. What does the Maniac return for in Act 1, Scene 1? What does he find?
9. What does the Maniac do when the phone rings in the office in Act 1, Scene 1?
10. In what state is the Superintendent when he enters in Act 1, Scene 2? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of political theater as an instrument to induce change. How has Accidental Death of an Anarchist been used in this way? Where have productions been reproduced for this effect?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the slapstick elements of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. What do these actions and "bits" counterbalance? Where did slapstick originate?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss "Class Oppression" as a theme in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. How is this theme exemplified in the play? Where is this topic presented and argued? By whom?
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