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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 is the mother describing in the following text: "They let them eat there, and smoke, and make music if they want to!"?
2. What does the mother offer to give her son's fiancée?
3. Where does Leonardo tell his mother-in-law his horse has been after she comments that it looks very tired?
4. Who does the mother reminisce about by noting that he is now the same age as the bride would be on her wedding day?
5. What reason does the mother give for a dish of salt being included in a coffin?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the mother react when she learns her son's bride once dated a member of the Felix family?
2. What do the son/groom and Leonardo's wife talk about after the wedding?
3. What do the groom and the youth discuss in the forest in Act 3, Scene 1?
4. What reasons does Leonardo give his wife for going to the blacksmith so frequently?
5. What does the mother tell her son she thinks of his getting married?
6. What does the beggar woman offer to the groom when he first meets her in the woods?
7. Why does the mother become so angry when her son asks for a knife to cut some grapes?
8. What do Leonardo and his wife argue about before leaving for the church?
9. After the wife shows surprise at hearing that Leonardo has been taking his horse across the plain, how does Leonardo react towards her?
10. How does Leonardo treat his wife after his mother-in-law mentions he once dated her cousin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of anger in the play. Which characters show the most anger and what are the motivations behind it?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the importance of the lullaby in Act 1, Scene 2. What purpose does the lullaby play? What significance does reciting the lullaby twice have?
Essay Topic 3
In the play, both the mother and the bride discuss their desires for very similar things. Compare and contrast the mother and the bride. What common bond do these seemingly different characters have with each other? Do these characters realize their similar desires?
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