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Arcadia Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Valentine studying using his mathematical process?



2. What does Thomasina believe she can plot with mathematical formulas?



3. What is the title of the poem Septimus is reading?



4. Thomasina delivers a letter from ________________.



5. Thomasina does not discover that Septimus was found with Mrs. Chater because_____________________________.



Short Essay Questions

1. What occurs between Hannah and Gus at the end of the scene?



2. Describe Thomasina's character.



3. Why does Thomasina suggest Septimus is churlish with her?



4. Why has Thomasina come to see Septimus in the middle of the night?



5. What details of the duel does Septimus agree to?



6. Why does Augustus join in Thomasina's drawing lesson?



7. What is Bernard's objection to Valentine's assertion that knowledge is all that matters?



8. How does Chloe respond to Bernard's reading?



9. What events does Lady Croom relate about the previous evening?



10. Describe Lady Croom's character.



Essay Topics

Consider the characters of Valentine and Septimus as character foils in Stoppard's play. Write an essay in which you identify their role in drawing out certain features of Hannah and Thomasina respectively.

Compare and contrast Hannah and Bernard's attitudes towards academic research as they develop throughout the play. You may consider the extent of knowledge, interaction with historical documents, value of historical research, etc. that Hannah and Bernard represent in Stoppard's concept of academia.

Traditionally, temperaments that lean toward math and science might be viewed in opposition to those that favor literature and art. Considering the development of ideas surrounding math, science, literature, and art in "Arcadia," write an essay in which you identify Stoppard's message about the significance of any one discipline to our human experience.

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