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Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sound effect signals a change in eras?

2. What is Lady Croom unhappy about?

3. What does Bernard offer to do for Valentine?

4. What objectionable article does Mrs. Chater wear?

5. Bernard invites Hannah to London for ________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Consider the opposing motifs of chaos and order in the play. In an essay, describe any two examples of the motifs of chaos and order in Stoppard's play, and describe the contribution these motifs make to the overall meaning of "Arcadia."

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