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

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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. What breaks off of the object being moved by the men?

2. Who does the author suggest will become Madame Rosepettle's next lover?

3. In what year is this play written?

4. What does Madame Rosepettle say about the tip she gives the bellboys?

5. What does the person Madame Rosepettle plans to meet at the end of Scene 1 own?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The commodore's chair seems to move on its own in Scene 3. How do you explain this?

3. How does Madame Rosepettle treat the bellboys in Scene 1?

4. Describe Jonathan and his surroundings at the beginning of Scene 3.

5. What is the last line of the play? How is this meaningful?

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

7. Why does Madame Rosepettle get upset with the bellboys at the end of Scene 1?

8. Do you think Madame Rosepettle is insane? Why or why not?

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

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 tone of Oh Dad, Poor Dad? Why would Kopit choose to write the story in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and sequence of events?

Essay Topic 3

How does Kopit incorporate the concept of man versus self in his play? Which character do you think is the best example of man versus self and why?

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