Man and Superman Test | 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. According to Shaw, what is the most important thing about an artist?

2. What is Robinson's nickname?

3. Literature often focuses on what aspect of a woman?

4. What is supposedly the cause behind the incident with Rhoda?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ramsden have a negative opinion of Tanner?

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

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

4. What opinions do Mrs. Whitefield and Tanner have about Ann's actions?

5. What is the news delivered by Tavy?

6. What is Tanner's excuse for attempting to withdraw the invitation? How does Ann react?

7. Why does Ana become upset with her father?

8. What inspired Shaw's version of Don Juan?

9. List some of the topics addressed by Tanner in the handbook.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare your concept of heaven and hell against Shaw's dream sequence? Do you believe in heaven and hell? If so describe in detail what each plays some might look like and types of activities that take place there. Who might you see there? If you do not believe in heaven and hell. Discuss your concept of the afterlife, and any supporting references.

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

Ann and Violet are both manipulative people. What is the purpose for this behavior? Describe your view of the art of manipulation. Give at least five examples of how a person can be manipulated. Have you ever been manipulated? Have you ever been one to manipulate another? Explain.

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