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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. Who is Ulrike Liptsch?
2. Doug asks Charlotte if she ever wanted to alter _____________ of an antique.
3. What does Charlotte mean when she says "Museum. Mobel. Manner"?
4. Why was Charlotte's museum vandalized?
5. What item does Alfred collect that Charlotte does not?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?
2. What are "The Three M's" in Charlotte's life?
3. What role did Charlotte assume in order to visit Alfred in prison?
4. How successful is Alfred and Charlotte's clock business?
5. What does the Stasi agent reveal about Charlotte's performance regarding informing on Alfred?
6. What does Alfred tell Charlotte in a letter?
7. What does Doug share with the audience about how Charlotte died?
8. Who is BLANK in the scene called "Erasure?"
9. How does Charlotte evade Ziggy's questions about moving in order to save her reputation?
10. What diagnosis does a psychiatrist determine for Charlotte's condition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Explain the symbolism of Charlotte's phonograph and records. What do they signify? What role do they play in the drama? Why did the author choose to focus on these elements as a major element of symbolism?
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