The Duchess of Malfi Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Antonio think the Duchess's dream means?

2. How does Antonio die?

3. As the message is delivered to the Cardinal and Ferdinand, what are other people in the room observing?

4. What has happened to the number of the Duchess and Antonio's servants after Antonio and the Duchess leave Malfi?

5. Bosola learns of the Cardinal's plans to kill him by:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Julia has a complicated role in the play. Using three specific examples of her actions, present an argument about why she is a respectable person, or why she is not a respectable person.

Essay Topic 2

The Duchess is very trusting throughout the play. Provide 3 examples of times she misplaced her trust. For each of these, who might she have trusted instead? How would the play have been different?

Essay Topic 3

Antonio often acts on information given to him by others, and follows the instructions of other people. Is this wise on his part? Why or why not? Use at least 3 examples from the text to support your thesis.

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