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. What does the additional man arrive with in the hotel room?

2. What does Madame Rosepettle give the men as a tip?

3. Where does the play take place?

4. On the surface, how is Madame Rosepettle defined?

5. What word can describe the object the men are moving into the hotel room at the beginning of the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interaction between the third bellboy and Madame Rosepettle.

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

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

4. Are the characters of Rosalie and Madame Rosepettle similar in any way? How?

5. Why did Madame Rosepettle decide to marry Albert Rosepettle?

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

7. What does Madame Rosepettle give the bellboys as a tip? What does this tell you about Madame Rosepettle?

8. Why do many characters have "rose" incorporated into their names? What do you think this symbolizes?

9. At what point does Jonathan's father's body come out of the closet? Is this at an appropriate time, in terms of symbolism?

10. How does the author present Jonathan's character in Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the climax of this story and the series of events leading up to the climax. How did characters respond to the climax? What did Kopit include in his story to insure that the climax would be as powerful and meaningful as possible?

Essay Topic 2

The concept of loneliness is present throughout Kopit's play. What can readers learn about Kopit's characters when they are in the midst of loneliness? Be sure to give specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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