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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who buys the cherry orchard at the auction?
2. What is Lyubov's reaction about the auction?
3. What does Lyubov accuse Trofimov of?
4. What is Yepikhodov's nickname?
5. What animal is Pishchik compared to in Act 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Cherry Orchard is set in Russia just after the turn of the 20th century and explores the themes of social upheaval. How does Chekhov's play represent the changing social climate in Russia? Give examples.
Essay Topic 2
The characters of Lyubov and Lopakhin are central to the action in The Cherry Orchard. Compare and contrast the characteristics of Lyubov and Lopakhin. How do their backgrounds affect who they are today? What do we know about them based on their appearances and their actions? How do their actions or in-actions affect the outcome of the play?
Essay Topic 3
Who is happy at the end of the play? Why? How have the characters' lives changed in the course of the play?
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