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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. At the end of the second act, it says that someone appears. Who is it?

2. Who finds Anna dead?

3. Which of these people is a part owner of the location of the first set?

4. Who dismisses Satine's story as superficial?

5. Who is a vendor of baked meat pies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Luka say about Nastya's story?

2. What quote does Kleshtch give regarding Luka?

3. How does the play end for the Actor?

4. Who finds Anna dead, and who notifies Kleshtch?

5. What business proposal does Vassilisa present to Pepel?

6. Who sits at a table drinking at the beginning of the fourth act?

7. What is Luka's response to Pepel wondering if he can convince the baron to get on all fours and bark like a dog?

8. What setting is there for Act 2?

9. Name one of the quotes that the Actor has in the fourth act?

10. Describe what the first set looks like.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is a conversation about class distinctions in the first act. Compare and contrast what each of the characters' stances on these two points are.

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Satine is so persistent in wanting to convince the Actor that the information Luka gave him is made up and false? Do you think this was the ultimate cause of the Actor's death?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the situation when Kostilyoff finds Pepel and Vassilisa alone talking. What takes place? Do you believe that it was planned, and if so, by whom?

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