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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Bernard calls Hannah's first book _________________.
2. Lady Croom invites Septimus to ____________________.
3. What can't Noakes provide for the garden?
4. According to Chloe, what is her mother looking for?
5. What does Gus bring Hannah at the end of the scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the motifs of free will and determination in the play. Write an essay in which you explain the characters' views on both motifs, and how these motifs contribute to Stoppard's message in the play. Use specific examples of dialogue to support your ideas about the characters' views.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Alfred North Whitehead said, "The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order." Does change in Stoppard's play indicate progress? Write an essay in which you explore Stoppard's message about change or progress, using specific examples from the text to support your arguments.
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