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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. While at her aunt's home, Charlotte learns the joys of ______________________.
2. What did Charlotte buy from the tavern?
3. What is Charlotte's given name?
4. In the scene "I, Lothar Berfelde" Charlotte talks about being manipulated by what organization?
5. Who shut down the tavern?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who accosts Charlotte as she attempts to return to her limo after appearing on Ziggy's show?
2. Why did Charlotte recreate the tavern after the fall of The Berlin Wall?
3. What is the situation in which Charlotte reveals how this play got its title?
4. What is Charlotte's punishment for killing her father?
5. What does Charlotte recall about playing records during World War II?
6. What is contained in the velvet jewelry box Charlotte places on a table?
7. Who is John Marks and what is his relevance to the story?
8. What are "The Three M's" in Charlotte's life?
9. Who is Doug and what lengths has he gone to to interview Charlotte?
10. What question does the German news anchor pose in the scene called "The Cross?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Wright use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Much of Charlotte's story takes place as Germany and the world are experiencing the atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazi party. Explain the significance of these political and cultural events on Charlotte. How would Charlotte's life be different today? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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