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

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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. Who sheltered Shen Te when she first arrived in the city?

2. Who does Shui Ta tell to get out of the shop when the Carpenter leaves?

3. What does Mrs. Mi Tzu say she knows about?

4. What do the two prostitutes accuse Shen Te of?

5. Who arrives at the shop after Mrs. Mi Tzu leaves?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Shen Te sing a song about at the end of scene 4?

3. Summarize scene 9.

4. How does Yang Sun think Shui Ta can expand his business?

5. What do Yang Sun and Shen Te argue about?

6. Summarize scene 8.

7. What does Shui Ta say in his defense?

8. How do the family take over the shop?

9. What problem do the Gods face?

10. What has Mrs. Shin worked out about Shen Te?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the arguments for and against implementing religious ideal? What are Brecht's opinions on religion and how does he express them? Do you agree or disagree with Brecht?

Essay Topic 2

How does Brecht express religion as foolish? How does this theme link to the 1930s and Brecht's Marxist beliefs?

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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