Arcadia Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Lady Croom upset with Septimus?

2. What does Septimus do with the letters at the end of the scene?

3. What does Septimus bring home for Thomasina?

4. What does Bernard offer to do for Valentine?

5. Bernard states that the drama of life at Sidley Park was about __________________-.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Especially in Act 2, Scene 7, the piano music and steam engine are overheard in the background. Write an essay in which you explore the significance of either one of these sounds to the message of the play as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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