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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Septimus bring home for Thomasina?
2. How old is Thomasina at this point?
3. What does Bernard offer to do for Valentine?
4. Why does Hannah slap Bernard?
5. Why does Septimus say he cannot teach Thomasina to waltz?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Socrates said, "The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be." Consider the concept of honor or honorable behavior in Stoppard's play, and write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Socrates' quote, using evidence from the play to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
George Jean Nathan once remarked, "Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people." Consider the role of wealth and privilege in Stoppard's play and then defend, refute, or qualify Nathan's quote as it applies to the text.
This section contains 326 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)