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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 Byron?
2. Lady Croom invites Septimus to ____________________.
3. What does Thomasina say is significant about tomorrow?
4. What assignment does Septimus give Thomasina?
5. What is unusual about the staging in this scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Hannah and Bernard's attitudes towards academic research as they develop throughout the play. You may consider the extent of knowledge, interaction with historical documents, value of historical research, etc. that Hannah and Bernard represent in Stoppard's concept of academia.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
This section contains 325 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)