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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. Which word describes the hotel where Scene 1 takes place?
3. How many men are moving the object?
4. What literary technique does Kopit use in the final few lines of Scene 1?
5. What happens to the object after something is broken off of it?
Short Essay Questions
1. Would you like to live the lifestyle Madame Rosepettle leads? Why or why not?
2. How does Madame Rosepettle react to her husband's mistress?
3. Based on Madame Rosepettle's assessment of Rosalie's character, do you think Rosalie is as innocent as she lets on?
4. What are the families that Rosalie works for like?
5. From the information given in Scene 2, is Rosalie a good or a bad influence on Jonathan?
6. Describe the setting of Scene 1.
7. What personality quirks of characters in Scene 1 are particularly shocking?
8. Does Madame Rosepettle treat the commodore with respect? Why or why not?
9. What are your initial perceptions of Rosalie?
10. Why does Rosalie call Jonathan by the wrong name?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Kopit uses a great deal of imagery in this play, particularly in the final chapters. What specific examples of imagery did Kopit include? How does this imagery add to the readers' experience of the story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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