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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mr. Smith enjoy when he is in the country?
2. What is unusual about the dialogue on the last page of the play?
3. In Mr. Smith's story, "The Snake and the Fox", what weapon does the fox possess?
4. How does Mrs. Smith respond to the Fire Chief's embarrassing comment?
5. In Mrs. Smith's story, "The Bouquet", why does the fiancé take back the bouquet of flowers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What revelation does Mary give about the Martin family?
2. Why is "The Bald Soprano" also called "the anti-play"?
3. How are nonsensical words used in the play?
4. Describe the plot and the moral behind the story, "The Dog and the Cow."
5. Describe the Mr. and Mrs. Martin's daughter.
6. What is the significance of the mirror?
7. How are pity and fear used to evoke a response from the audience?
8. Describe Mr. Smith.
9. What argument centers around the Watson family?
10. Why does the Fire Chief leave the Smiths' house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why is "The Bald Soprano" considered an "anti-play?" What elements of traditional script development have been changed? How does the "anti-play" express its theme without the traditional elements of literature?
Essay Topic 2
How is conversation utilized in the play? What topics are discussed throughout the conversation? How do characters interact with each other throughout the conversation? Is the conversation productive?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the effect the outcome of the play has on the characters. List examples of how the characters have been affected by their conversation. What effect might the outcome of the play have on the audience? Compare and contrast the audience's potential reaction to the play with that of the character's reaction to the evening.
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