Accidental Death of an Anarchist Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is unique about the actors with whom the Maniac performs?

2. What is Bertozzo late for after speaking with the Maniac?

3. Where does the Maniac say the judge had been previously?

4. Where does the Maniac learn there will be a judge arriving from?

5. How many times has the Maniac been arrested (including this time)?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Maniac want to determine regarding the Anarchist's emotional state? How does he proceed?

2. What does the Maniac tell the person on the phone about his message in Act 1, Scene 1?

3. What is described differently in the "second report?"

4. What does the Maniac say he thinks about judges?

5. How is the Maniac's treatment of the Superintendent and Sports Jacket a recreation of their statement about the Anarchist?

6. What does the Maniac do when the Constable comes into the office in Act 1, Scene 2?

7. What does the Maniac return for in Act 1, Scene 1? What does he find?

8. Who does the Maniac encounter when leaving the office the second time in Act 1, Scene 1? What does this character do?

9. How does the Maniac convince Sports Jacket and the Superintendent to go along with his plan at the end of Act 1, Scene 2? What happens at the end of this act?

10. How does the Maniac react when Bertozzo says if he will just sign the statement, he will let him go?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Maniac as the role of the Raisonneur and the Trickster character. What do these terms mean? How do they apply to the Maniac? Give examples in your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss "Conflict" in the play. What is the overarching conflict? What are underlying conflicts? Give examples of these. Define the term in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the style of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Define different stylistic elements of the play discussed in class.

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