The Good Person of Szechuan Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Wong runaway when he sees the Gods have gone?

2. What is the name of the young man at the beginning of scene 3?

3. What day is the rent due?

4. Where do the Gods appear to Wong?

5. Why is Yang Sun looking for a strong tree?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Shen Te decide to change to Shui Ta again?

2. Why do the Gods give Shen Te money?

3. How does Wong help the Gods?

4. Why does Mrs. Yang delay the wedding?

5. Why does Wong runaway from the Gods?

6. What does Shui Ta tell the Gods?

7. How does Yang Sun change in scene 8?

8. How does Yang Sun and Shen Te's relationship develop in scene 3?

9. Why does Wong want the Gods to help She Te?

10. Summarize scene 7.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Wong's role as an outsider important to the play? How would the story change if the Gods asked help from a character more established in the community? Why do the Gods never see Wong as a good person? What does that say about how people view outsiders?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Brecht ens the play with Shen Te screaming for help? Do the students think he could have ended the play in another way? What meaning would that new ending have given the play?

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