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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 accosts Charlotte as she leaves the TV studio?
2. Where did Charlotte take Alfred after he was released from prison?
3. Who delves into Charlotte's behavior in "Diagnosis"?
4. What would happen if Alfred were to be labeled mentally defective?
5. Where had Charlotte first met Alfred?
Short Essay Questions
1. What business proposition does Alfred have for Charlotte?
2. What is the situation in which Charlotte reveals how this play got its title?
3. How does Charlotte evade Ziggy's questions about moving in order to save her reputation?
4. What metaphor does Doug use when trying to decide what to write about Charlotte?
5. Who is BLANK in the scene called "Erasure?"
6. What does Charlotte do with all the letters Alfred wrote to her?
7. How does the author plant a seed of doubt in the reader's mind about whether or not Charlotte was an informant?
8. What are "The Three M's" in Charlotte's life?
9. What does Doug share with the audience about how Charlotte died?
10. How are John and Doug at odds about what to write regarding Charlotte's story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Wright use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Charlotte. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Charlotte?
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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