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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of plot are the men planning when Act 3, Scene 3 first opens?
2. When Ferdinand descends into madness, what kind of creature does he think he is?
3. How does Ferdinand pay Bosola for murdering the Duchess?
4. What is the Duchess's last statement before she dies?
5. How is Julia murdered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pick a character from the list below. Examine 3 major choices the character made in the play, and state whether you would have made the same choices he or she did.
1) The Duchess
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think we never learn the Duchess's name in the play? What do you think the author was trying to say by not giving her a name? How would the play have changed, or not have changed, if she had been given a name?
Essay Topic 3
Poison, and poisoned objects, make an appearance several times throughout the play. Citing three examples, how do you think Webster is using poison as a literary device? What is poison supposed to symbolize, and what message is Webster trying to convey with it?
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