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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 is the difference between the secretly wed couple?

2. Who does Tanner ask for help?

3. One of the characters compares marriage to which of the following?

4. Shaw points out that relationships are often affected by:

5. Shaw has not relied on other writers':

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference between Shaw's references to revolutionists compared to those created by other authors?

2. What is the author's opinion on previous attempts to write about relationships?

3. Why is Ramsden forced to see Tanner when the man arrives unexpectedly?

4. What is Tanner's view of social and self-imposed morality?

5. What is the primary problem with defining the superman?

6. What is the author's opinion about the role of women in the play?

7. How does Tavy react to Ann's response? Who intervenes?

8. What is Tanner's general description of a revolutionist?

9. What are the main responsibilities of a man and woman?

10. What is the context of the scene between Violet and Malone Sr.?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the relationship between Ann, Rhoda and Mrs. Whitefield before and after Mr. Whitefield's death. How did the relationships change? Who took over as the head of the family? Was it a wise choice? Where do you think the family will be in one year? In five years?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the personalities of Roebuck Ramsden and Jack Tanner. How do they measure up against other characters in the work? Which do you prefer, and why? Describe each of their personal philosophies.

Essay Topic 3

When Ana meets her father in hell the girl is upset because her father does not remember her. Don Juan stated that familial relationships are not sustained in the afterlife. Write a short story about meeting a family member in the afterlife when one person does not remember the other.

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