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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. What activity does Valentine recently enjoy?
2. Who is the true character Tattle is intimately involved with?
3. How many times has Valentine's father made a similar offer of payment?
4. What profession does Valentine hope to take on to earn a living?
5. What does Valentine's father hope will happen once the debts are paid?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Miss Prue's rejections do to Ben?
2. Describe the character of Valentine.
3. Discuss how Angelica gets Valentine to sign the deed of conveyance.
4. What has happened between Mrs. Frail and Tattle?
5. What does Sampson discuss with Foresight regarding "something of equal value" as related to his son, Valentine?
6. Who is Benjamin?
7. Explain what happens when Sir Sampson hears that Valentine has gone mad. What are the overarching ramifications?
8. Why does Angelica consider herself fortunate?
9. What does the deed of conveyance do?
10. Explain the difference in demeanor and personality between Mr. Tattle and Miss Prue.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the literary element of conflict. Use details. Include whether the conflict is man versus man, man versus nature, man versus society, man versus self.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character motivation of Sir Sampson. Concentrate specifically on Sir Sampson's role as the patriarch. Is he a likeable, understandable character? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the traditional roles of men and women as portrayed in the play. Use dialogue as evidence. Pay specific attention to how the men deal with the legal issues while the women are fretting and tedious. How are these roles a sign of the times?
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