I Am My Own Wife Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Doug Wright
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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. According to John, Charlotte's file portrays her as what?

2. What is die Gr'nderzeit?

3. During the war, Charlotte refused to wear _______________.

4. Why does the Cultural Minister of Germany present Charlotte with an award?

5. What did Charlotte's aunt raise?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are John and Doug at odds about what to write regarding Charlotte's story?

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

3. Who is Ziggy Fluss and what name does he call Charlotte?

4. What news does Charlotte share on Ziggy's show?

5. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?

6. Who is Doug and what lengths has he gone to to interview Charlotte?

7. What is the disposition of Alfred's possessions as stated in his will?

8. What does John tell Doug about the inconsistencies in Charlotte's story?

9. How does Charlotte escape the Youth Prison?

10. Who does Alfred learn has a big interest in German clocks?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

I AM MY OWN WIFE is a classic story of betrayal and survival. What does that classification entail? Why does this play fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The phonograph and records are very prominent elements in Charlotte's life and almost seem to become characters of their own. How does the author use them in his staging? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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