Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 are the men described as they try to figure out what to do with the object?

2. Who berates the men in the hotel room?

3. How does Madame Rosepettle seem to make others feel?

4. What does Madame Rosepettle ask the bellboys about in the harbor?

5. What literary technique does Kopit use in the final few lines of Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. From what you know in Scene 1, do you like Jonathan? Why or why not?

2. What are the families that Rosalie works for like?

3. What are some of the ridiculous and absurd features in Scene 1?

4. How does Madame Rosepettle react to her husband's mistress?

5. Does Madame Rosepettle treat the commodore with respect? Why or why not?

6. How does the theme of sexuality emerge in Scene 2?

7. What does Rosalie say to Madame Rosepettle in return? What does this tell you about her character?

8. Why does Madame Rosepettle refer to Jonathan by different names each time she speaks to him?

9. How can you explain the minimal amount of reaction to corpses in Scene 3?

10. Why is Madame Rosepettle particularly interested in the yacht in the harbor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the concept of a tragic hero (or heroine). Describe one character in Kopit's play that you think can be described as a tragic hero, and explain what makes the character fit the description. Why does Kopit decide to include this particular character in his book? What does he or she represent?

Essay Topic 2

Kopit uses a narrative point of view throughout his entire play. Why do you think he chooses to write this way? What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular story?

Essay Topic 3

There are several instances of irony in Kopit's book. Identify at least one of these instances and describe why Kopit may have used irony when describing this particular situation.

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