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. What does Doug not tell Charlotte he is studying all the time?

2. Who is Minna Mahlich?

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

4. What is the one thing that distinguishes Charlotte as a man?

5. In the scene "I, Lothar Berfelde" Charlotte talks about being manipulated by what organization?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the Mulack-Ritze?

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

4. How is Charlotte spared being recruited into the SS army?

5. Why did Charlotte recreate the tavern after the fall of The Berlin Wall?

6. How is Charlotte described and what is the thing that distinguishes her as a man?

7. How does Doug gain Charlotte's approval to write her story?

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

9. How does Charlotte escape the Youth Prison?

10. How does the play begin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of transvestites in the early-20th century. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they enjoy that transvestites of the 21st century do not?

Essay Topic 2

What is your perspective on the way Dough Wright ends the play. Does he project a note of hope or the continuance of human beings struggling with the human condition? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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