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 does Ithamore say when Ferneze confronts him?

2. Why is Ferneze chastised?

3. How much money was pledged to Barabas?

4. What does Barabas tell Ferneze to do so the Ferneze can become governor again?

5. What is a knight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain in detail three specific areas of life over which Ithamore has no control. What would be Ithamore's be attitude towards each of these three areas? Should Ithamore take action in any of these three areas?

Essay Topic 2

As a slave, Ithamore, has been used throughout the play. Document each event of how Ithamore's life has been manipulated. Choose two of those events and explain the motivations and outcomes of those events. How did the events affect Ithamore and those other characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

What does Barabas's decision to kill Abigail and the nuns reveal about Barabas's character and his feelings towards his daughter? Since Ithamore must obey his master, does his subsequent reaction to the poisoning reveal anything about him? What conclusions can you draw considering their attitudes and actions?

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