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. Who does Madame Rosepettle tell to make a note to have the bellboys fired?

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

3. Who stands up for himself in the first act?

4. Who does Madame Rosepettle plan to meet at the end of Scene 1?

5. How many lines does Jonathan have in Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What attractive qualities do you think Rosalie sees in Jonathan?

2. What does the commodore think when Madame Rosepettle tells him about her husband?

3. How did Madame Rosepettle's husband finally die? Why did Madame Rosepettle find this funny?

4. What is Madame Rosepettle's bedroom like? Does this describe what you would have expected?

5. What does Madame Rosepettle want to teach Jonathan about how to treat other people?

6. How do you explain Jonathan's decision to kill the fish and plants?

7. Why does Jonathan bring up the topic of his mother's Venus flytraps?

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

9. What was extraordinary about Madame Rosepettle's pregnancy?

10. What do you make of Jonathan's claim that he is fulfilled by his coin and stamp collections?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Madame Rosepettle experiences flashbacks in this story that refer to her relationship with her dead husband. What do these flashbacks teach us about Madame Rosepettle? What purpose do the flashbacks serve in the story?

Essay Topic 2

What is the purpose of a foil in literature? Describe one character in Kopit's play that you believe is a foil of another character. Why do you think Kopit may have created characters in his work that emphasize each other's qualities?

Essay Topic 3

The title of Kopit's work, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad, seems straightforward yet indicates a particular significance about one character. In your opinion, why does Kopit choose this particular title for his work? What does this title signify? What does it tell readers about the story?

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