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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 were the Stasi concerned when they found out Alfred was a homosexual?
2. Alfred learns that clocks are a hot commodity to ____________________.
3. Charlotte's mother told him that as a man he needed to ____________.
4. What vandalism recently occurred at Charlotte's home?
5. What may Charlotte receive for her efforts in spying on Alfred?
Short Essay Questions
1. What business proposition does Alfred have for Charlotte?
2. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?
3. What is the situation in which Charlotte reveals how this play got its title?
4. What does Charlotte do with all the letters Alfred wrote to her?
5. How does Charlotte evade Ziggy's questions about moving in order to save her reputation?
6. What does Alfred tell Charlotte in a letter?
7. What diagnosis does a psychiatrist determine for Charlotte's condition?
8. What does John tell Doug about the inconsistencies in Charlotte's story?
9. Who is Ziggy Fluss and what name does he call Charlotte?
10. What metaphor does Doug use when trying to decide what to write about Charlotte?
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
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
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.
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