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 is the title of the person who stands up for himself to Madame Rosepettle?

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

3. Which phrase best describes Jonathan in terms of his relationship with his mother?

4. Who follows Madame Rosepettle around the room?

5. What happens to the object after something is broken off of it?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Madame Rosepettle particularly interested in the yacht in the harbor?

2. Do you notice any strengths of Madame Rosepettle's character in Scene 1? If so, what are they?

3. Why does Rosalie call Jonathan by the wrong name?

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

5. Describe the setting of Scene 1.

6. What is Madame Rosepettle's bedroom like? Does this describe what you would have expected?

7. In what way is Jonathan passive-aggressive toward his mother?

8. What are the families that Rosalie works for like?

9. How is Rosalie's loneliness described in Scene 2?

10. Are the characters of Jonathan and the commodore similar? In what way?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

What do you think is the main theme of Kopit's play? Identify at least three events in Oh Dad, Poor Dad that communicate this theme.

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