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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. What is critical for Doug to believe in order to write Charlotte's story?
3. What has been blacked out in Charlotte's Stasi file?
4. Which of the following did Alfred not leave to Charlotte when he died?
5. Who did Charlotte claim to be in order to visit Alfred in prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Charlotte compare herself to the miniature furniture which is broken or flawed in some way?
2. How does Charlotte evade Ziggy's questions about moving in order to save her reputation?
3. What does Charlotte tell Doug about Alfred and her Stasi files?
4. What are "The Three M's" in Charlotte's life?
5. What diagnosis does a psychiatrist determine for Charlotte's condition?
6. What does Charlotte recall about her first meeting with Alfred?
7. What metaphor does Doug use when trying to decide what to write about Charlotte?
8. What does John tell Doug about the inconsistencies in Charlotte's story?
9. What does Doug share with the audience about how Charlotte died?
10. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
The author presents the theme of alienation in several instances. Cite at least two examples of alienation in the play with explanation and support of your answers.
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