The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 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 Tillie want to do with the rabbit at the end of Act 2?

2. According to Ruth, who is waiting to see Beatrice at the science fair?

3. Who attends the science fair with Tillie?

4. What does Beatrice ask Ruth to hand her after the science fair?

5. What does Ruth feed Peter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zindel's play explores the theme of science and its impact on humankind. Discuss the ways in which Zindel presents this theme throughout the course of the play. Do you agree or disagree with Tillie's statement at the conclusion of her science fair presentation: "THE DAY WILL COME WHEN MANKIND WILL THANK GOD FOR THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL ENERGY FROM THE ATOM."

Essay Topic 2

There are several symbols in Zindel's play. Explore one symbol and discuss how it relates to a theme or motif in the play.

a) Identify the symbol.

b) What does this symbol represent?

c) Explain how the symbol helps the reader better understand the drama.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters of Beatrice, Tillie, and Ruth.

a) In what ways are these characters similar? In what ways are they different?

b) Which character is the most "rounded" of the three? Which character is the least?

c) What are each character's values? How do they differ from each other?

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