I Am My Own Wife 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. The first scene of Act 1 is entitled ____________________________.

2. What is unique about Charlotte?

3. Which of the following miniature pieces does Charlotte not remove from the jewelry box?

4. John Marks writes to his friend, Doug, about events in which country?

5. What type of animal is shown on the poster entitled "His Master's Voice?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Charlotte recall about playing records during World War II?

2. What was the Mulack-Ritze?

3. What does Charlotte tell Doug about her childhood?

4. Why is John hesitant to interview Charlotte himself?

5. How is Charlotte's gender questioned during the war in the scene entitled "Are You a Boy or a Girl"?

6. Who is John Marks and what is his relevance to the story?

7. What poster does Charlotte point out to the audience?

8. What circumstances cause Charlotte to return to her father's home?

9. What is contained in the velvet jewelry box Charlotte places on a table?

10. What information does Charlotte share about the phonograph and her record collection?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author presents the theme of alienation in several instances. Cite at least two examples of alienation in the play with explanation and support of your answers.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of irony in the play. One example is the huge irony that Charlotte feels like a female but was born a male. Cite at least three other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Aunt Luise. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Aunt Luise?

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