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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 word can describe the object the men are moving into the hotel room at the beginning of the play?
2. When Madame Rosepettle speaks to her son, how does he answer her?
3. Why doesn't Madame Rosepettle want any sunlight to enter the room?
4. What quality does Madame Rosepettle admit to not being?
5. What does the person Madame Rosepettle plans to meet at the end of Scene 1 own?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Madame Rosepettle react to her husband's mistress?
2. Why does Rosalie call Jonathan by the wrong name?
3. Would you like to live the lifestyle Madame Rosepettle leads? Why or why not?
4. What is Rosalie's job? Does she enjoy it?
5. What attractive qualities do you think Rosalie sees in Jonathan?
6. Why does Madame Rosepettle get upset with the bellboys at the end of Scene 1?
7. At what point does Jonathan's father's body come out of the closet? Is this at an appropriate time, in terms of symbolism?
8. How is Jonathan's loneliness described in Scene 2?
9. What personality quirks of characters in Scene 1 are particularly shocking?
10. What is Commodore Roseabove like? Do you like him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Some have identified the plot of Oh Dad, Poor Dad as somewhat ridiculous and/or confusing. Would you agree or disagree? Why?
Essay Topic 2
How does Kopit incorporate the concept of man versus self in his play? Which character do you think is the best example of man versus self and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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