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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. How old does the neighbor say the son's fiancée is when she dates her last suitor?
2. How does the lullaby sung by Leonardo's wife and mother-in-law begin?
3. What positive attributes does the bride's father not mention about her?
4. In the lullaby sung by Leonardo's wife and mother-in-law, what is the animal afraid of?
5. Who is described as "fresh as a dahlia"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the bride ask of the groom just before they are to be married?
2. What do Leonardo and his wife argue about before leaving for the church?
3. What does the mother tell her son she thinks of his getting married?
4. After Leonardo gives his excuse for being out on his horse, what does his wife begin doing?
5. How does the bride's father react when the mother says her son can sell her land when she has died?
6. Describe the mourning scene at the end of the play.
7. Who does Leonardo's wife tell Leonardo that she fears she will end up like and in what way does she feel this similarity?
8. What case does the bride want to make to the mother after the two men have died?
9. During the conversation between the bride and Leonardo just before her wedding day, what does Leonardo blame the bride for?
10. Why does the mother refuse to leave her home to live with her son?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the portrayal of woman's roles in society in the play. Do any of the female characters stray from this role? If so, what are the ramifications for their desire to play a different role?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of isolation in the play. Who are the most isolated characters? What causes their isolation? What is the author's purpose for portraying isolation in this way?
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