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. Why doesn't Madame Rosepettle want any sunlight to enter the room?

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

3. How does Madame Rosepettle seem to make others feel?

4. What literary technique does Kopit use in the final few lines of Scene 1?

5. Who does Madame Rosepettle tell to make a note to have the bellboys fired?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What attractive qualities do you think Rosalie sees in Jonathan?

3. Does Madame Rosepettle treat the commodore with respect? Why or why not?

4. How does the theme of sexuality emerge in Scene 2?

5. What do you make of Jonathan's fear of leaving his hotel room?

6. What is Commodore Roseabove like? Do you like him?

7. Describe the setting of Scene 1.

8. What is the last line of the play? How is this meaningful?

9. What does the commodore think when Madame Rosepettle tells him about her husband?

10. What has Madame Rosepettle done to her husband?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What is the tone of Oh Dad, Poor Dad? Why would Kopit choose to write the story in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and sequence of events?

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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