Arcadia 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. Chater realizes that Byron intends ____________________.

2. Who suggests Lady Croom's translation of Et in Arcadia Ego is incorrect?

3. When Septimus mentions death in Arcadia, Thomasina responds ____________________.

4. When he learns he might find information about Byron, Bernard makes arrangements to _______________.

5. What is remarkable about Thomasina's math equations?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Hannah interested in the hermit of Sidley Park?

2. What information does Bernard seek at Sidley Park?

3. What has Chloe's mother done to help Bernard?

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

5. What changes does Noakes propose for the garden?

6. What mistake has Bernard made in researching the letters he found in Byron's book?

7. Why does Valentine suggest Bernard has "bitten" Hannah?

8. What has Hannah found in a letter?

9. Why is Hannah writing about the garden at Sidley Park?

10. Describe Chloe's relationship with Bernard.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

How does Stoppard use time to develop his message in "Arcadia?" Write an essay in which you determine and support Stoppard's message about time, using specific references to the author's mention and manipulation of time in the play.

Essay Topic 3

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "A man is related to all nature." Considering the descriptions of the garden before and after its transformation, write an essay in which you consider how man's experience or progress is reflected in the nature at Sidley Park. Use specific examples from the text to support your argument.

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