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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. What is the name of this scene regarding Charlotte's aunt?
2. Into what character does Charlotte abruptly transfer?
3. Charlotte's friends and family say she is ______________.
4. What would happen to Charlotte if she broke her oath?
5. Charlotte leaves the stage and returns with __________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How successful is Alfred and Charlotte's clock business?
2. What was the Mulack-Ritze?
3. Who accosts Charlotte as she attempts to return to her limo after appearing on Ziggy's show?
4. Why did Charlotte recreate the tavern after the fall of The Berlin Wall?
5. What information does Charlotte share about the phonograph and her record collection?
6. How does Charlotte compare herself to the miniature furniture which is broken or flawed in some way?
7. What metaphor does Doug use when trying to decide what to write about Charlotte?
8. Why does Charlotte bring a phonograph onto the stage?
9. How does Act 2 begin?
10. What does Charlotte do with all the letters Alfred wrote to her?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Create a character study of Charlotte. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Charlotte?
Essay Topic 3
The role of paternal influence is a strong one on Charlotte--but not in a positive way. Describe Charlotte's negative paternal influence and how she overcame it. Where did Charlotte's strongest identity role model come from? Was that surprising given her circumstances? Explain.
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