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 happens to Tillie's pet in Act 2?

2. What was Beatrice's high school nickname?

3. What does Ruth try to tell Beatrice after the science fair?

4. Which chemical was involved in Janice Vickery's experiment?

5. After the science fair, which of the following questions does Ruth NOT ask Beatrice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Beatrice kill the rabbit? What is her motivation? Is it an act of retaliation? If so, for what? What impact does this act have on Tillie and Ruth? What does the rabbit symbolize in the play?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the concept of conformity versus individuality in Zindel's play. In what ways do the characters conform to society's expectations of them? In what ways do they remain independent? Which character conforms the most? Which character conforms the least?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Tillie's monologues in Zindel's play.

a) Compare and contrast Tillie's demeanor in her monologues with her demeanor in the context of her dialogue with Beatrice and Ruth.

b) What insights do Tillie's monologues provide the reader as to her inner world and motivations?

c) In what way do Tillie's monologues relate to the play's overall themes?

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