The Jew of Malta Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What signals the death of the nuns?

2. Why is Ferneze chastised?

3. What does Ferneze do with Calymath after Barabas dies?

4. Who makes plans with Ferneze in Act 5, Scene 4?

5. What do Pilia-Borza, Bellamira, and Ithamore decide to do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Abigail's agreement to lie for her father will begin her corruption? Why or why not? Support your answer from the text of the play.

Essay Topic 2

Barabas states he would rather be dead than poor. What words or actions of Barabas support his statement?

Essay Topic 3

Consider the point of view of the Spanish in Act 1, Scene 2 and answer these questions.

1. Why should it be Spain's responsibility to protect Malta?

2. How are the self-interests of Spain satisfied by protecting Malta?

3. How would Spain generally benefit from defeating the Turks?

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