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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 happens to the object after something is broken off of it?
2. What is the title of the person who stands up for himself to Madame Rosepettle?
3. What is special about the person Madame Rosepettle plans to meet at the end of Scene 1?
4. Who refuses to be satisfied with the men in her room?
5. How would the plot of the first scene be described?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does Jonathan kill Rosalie?
2. What does Madame Rosepettle give the bellboys as a tip? What does this tell you about Madame Rosepettle?
3. Do you like Rosalie? Why or why not?
4. Why do many characters have "rose" incorporated into their names? What do you think this symbolizes?
5. Describe the setting of Scene 1.
6. What has Madame Rosepettle done to her husband?
7. What is Commodore Roseabove like? Do you like him?
8. How did Madame Rosepettle's husband finally die? Why did Madame Rosepettle find this funny?
9. What does the commodore think when Madame Rosepettle tells him about her husband?
10. The commodore's chair seems to move on its own in Scene 3. How do you explain this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What effect does early 1960's Cuba have on Kopit's novel? How does it add to the story? What impact does the war have on characters, and how might they be different had the story been set during a different time?
Essay Topic 2
The hotel is a significant part of Kopit's story. What does the hotel room symbolize? What similarities can you give between the room and characters' situations?
Essay Topic 3
How is Kopit's story ultimately resolved? Do you think the plot was adequately resolved? In your opinion, what could have been added (or removed) to make it more meaningful?
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