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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 berates the men in the hotel room?
2. How does Madame Rosepettle seem to make others feel?
3. What object are the men moving into the hotel room?
4. In what country does the play take place?
5. What does Jonathan's relationship with his mother seem to be like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Madame Rosepettle want to teach Jonathan about how to treat other people?
2. What attractive qualities do you think Rosalie sees in Jonathan?
3. Describe the interaction between the third bellboy and Madame Rosepettle.
4. Why does Jonathan offer to make a telescope for Rosalie? Does this desire make sense?
5. Do you notice any strengths of Madame Rosepettle's character in Scene 1? If so, what are they?
6. Does Madame Rosepettle treat the commodore with respect? Why or why not?
7. How does the author present Jonathan's character in Scene 1?
8. How does Madame Rosepettle react to the commodore?
9. How does the theme of sexuality emerge in Scene 2?
10. Do you like Rosalie? Why or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Kopit uses a narrative point of view throughout his entire play. Why do you think he chooses to write this way? What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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