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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What article has Septimus loaned Byron?
2. What does Bernard suggest is incorrect about Hannah's first book?
3. Why doesn't Lord Croom hear the commotion during the night?
4. Why does Septimus burn Lord Byron's letter?
5. What sound occurs in this part of the scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider Stoppard's stage directions in Arcadia, specifically his use of one common set to bridge the two eras. Write an essay in which you defend or criticize this storytelling strategy as it relates to his themes.
Essay Topic 2
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 You may consider the extent of knowledge, interaction with historical documents, value of historical research, etc.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 3
Traditionally, temperaments that lean toward math and science might be viewed in opposition to those that favor literature and art. Considering the development of ideas surrounding math, science, literature, and art in "Arcadia," write an essay in which you identify Stoppard's message about the significance of any one discipline to our human experience.
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