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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. Who scolds the men in the hotel room?
2. On what does Jonathan draw Xs in Scene 1?
3. What object are the men moving into the hotel room?
4. How can the type of theater Kopit tries to depict be characterized?
5. When Madame Rosepettle speaks to her son, how does he answer her?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way is Scene 3 dream-like?
2. Do you notice any strengths of Madame Rosepettle's character in Scene 1? If so, what are they?
3. How is Jonathan's loneliness described in Scene 2?
4. Describe the setting of Scene 1.
5. What is Rosalie's job? Does she enjoy it?
6. How does Madame Rosepettle treat the bellboys in Scene 1?
7. How does the theme of sexuality emerge in Scene 2?
8. What is the last line of the play? How is this meaningful?
9. What do you make of Jonathan's claim that he is fulfilled by his coin and stamp collections?
10. In what way is Jonathan passive-aggressive toward his mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the purpose of a foil in literature? Describe one character in Kopit's play that you believe is a foil of another character. Why do you think Kopit may have created characters in his work that emphasize each other's qualities?
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
Identify the concept of a tragic hero (or heroine). Describe one character in Kopit's play that you think can be described as a tragic hero, and explain what makes the character fit the description. Why does Kopit decide to include this particular character in his book? What does he or she represent?
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