The Fourposter 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 is Michael doing when he enters the room in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 1?

3. How does Agnes describe the fourposter bed in the last scene?

4. What does Agnes clearly express that she does not want in Act 3, Scene 1?

5. What type of poetry is the young poet's work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Though it is clear that Agnes and Michael are in love on their wedding night, there is still a strong sense of uneasiness being alone with each other. Compare the couple's wedding night with the morning of their move to a new apartment in the last scene. 1) What has changed between Agnes and Michael in their relationship? 2) How do they act toward each other in each situation? 3) What, if anything, has remained the same?

Essay Topic 2

Compassion and the need to feel wanted greatly affects the relationship between Michael and Agnes throughout their marriage. Use examples from the play to support your response to the following: 1) When has Agnes felt the need to be wanted and what was her reaction to this feeling? 2) When has Michael felt the need of compassion and what was his reaction to this feeling? 3) By the end of the play, is the problem of the need for compassion solved in the marriage of Agnes and Michael?

Essay Topic 3

There are several examples of foreshadowing in the play. Michael and Agnes' son seems to take after his father, while Agnes' threat of an affair on her end almost becomes fulfilled. Using examples, respond to the following: 1) What examples of foreshadowing are used in the play? 2) What impact does this have on the relationship between Agnes and Michael?

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