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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. How are the men described as they try to figure out what to do with the object?
2. Which character in Scene 1 seems to be most insane?
3. Who does Madame Rosepettle plan to meet at the end of Scene 1?
4. What does the reader think Madame Rosepettle's next relationship will be like?
5. What is special about the person Madame Rosepettle plans to meet at the end of Scene 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What personality quirks of characters in Scene 1 are particularly shocking?
2. Why doesn't Madame Rosepettle want any light in the hotel room? Why is this ironic?
3. What role does the telescope play in Jonathan's relationship with Rosalie?
4. What does Rosalie say to Madame Rosepettle in return? What does this tell you about her character?
5. What does Madame Rosepettle give the bellboys as a tip? What does this tell you about Madame Rosepettle?
6. What is Commodore Roseabove like? Do you like him?
7. When does Jonathan kill Rosalie?
8. What are the families that Rosalie works for like?
9. Describe the interaction between the third bellboy and Madame Rosepettle.
10. Why do many characters have "rose" incorporated into their names? What do you think this symbolizes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
There are several instances of irony in Kopit's book. Identify at least one of these instances and describe why Kopit may have used irony when describing this particular situation.
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