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 Topic 1
Identify at least three instances of foreshadowing in Kopit's novel. Why would Kopit include these instances? How would the story change if they had not been included?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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