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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. Why are Charlotte and Alfred's friends remaining silent during his incarceration?
2. What is Dieter Jorgensen's decision about Charlotte?
3. What happened to Alfred's possessions when he was in jail?
4. Charlotte deflects Ziggy's question by talking about ___________________.
5. Who is Alfred Kirschner?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Act 2 begin?
2. How does Charlotte evade Ziggy's questions about moving in order to save her reputation?
3. Who accosts Charlotte as she attempts to return to her limo after appearing on Ziggy's show?
4. What does Doug share with the audience about how Charlotte died?
5. How successful is Alfred and Charlotte's clock business?
6. What are "The Three M's" in Charlotte's life?
7. What does John tell Doug about the inconsistencies in Charlotte's story?
8. What diagnosis does a psychiatrist determine for Charlotte's condition?
9. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?
10. How does Charlotte inform on Alfred regarding the black market clocks?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses some important instances of flashbacks in the story. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two examples in the play making sure to explain what makes each a flashback.
Essay Topic 2
Wright is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, and then briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
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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