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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 changed the police motto to?
2. What does Bertozzo admit it seems the "real bomb" was probably made by?
3. What does the journalist ask if she may use during the interview?
4. Which character says, "You know why as well as I do, Inspector. That way, the 'signature of the murderers was destroyed along with the bomb?"
5. Who, according to the reporter, did the Roman judge hold mainly responsible for organizing and fomenting the attack?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the journalist ask the Superintendent first in her interview?
2. What does the Maniac re-costume himself as before the reporter arrives? What do the others say?
3. What does the journalist ask about the police interaction with the bomber? How does the Superintendent reply?
4. What does the journalist remark regarding the situation with the bomb which Bertozzo relayed?
5. What is the Maniac's costume comprised of in Act 2?
6. What "new character" does the Maniac reveal himself to be in Act 2, Scene 1? How do the others react?
7. What documentation does the journalist present regarding recent bombings?
8. What does the Maniac say to the journalist about scandal?
9. What is Bertozzo's reaction to meeting the "Forensics Expert" from Rome?
10. What evidence does the journalist produce regarding the Anarchist's jump?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss foreshadowing in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Where does foreshadowing take place? What effect does it have? Define the term in your answer and give examples from the text where this technique is used.
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 "Truth and Lies" as a theme in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. How is this theme exemplified in the play? Who is the voice of this theme?
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