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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Scene 30, Sade tells Marat that his writings mean nothing compared to what?
(a) The indifference of history.
(b) Corday's body.
(c) Sade's writings.
(d) The death they inspired.
2. What does Sade say is essential to any real revolution in Scene 30?
(b) A goal.
3. In Duperret's Scene 22 song, who is the only entity that man will be expected to obey in an ideal world?
(a) The market.
(c) The king.
4. As a judge in Revolutionary tribunals, what does Sade find himself unable to do?
(a) Stay awake.
(b) Show mercy.
(c) Sentence men to death.
(d) Look victims in the eyes.
5. Into what does Roux demand the churches of France be converted?
(c) Soup kitchens.
6. Which of the following inmates is strait-jacketed throughout the entire play?
7. At the end of Scene 27, what does Duperret demand replace hysteria and fanaticism?
(a) Love and tenderness.
(b) Beauty and concord.
(c) Reconciliation and empathy.
(d) Calm and analysis.
8. What does Coulmier invite the audience to do at the beginning of the Epilogue?
(a) Close the history book.
(b) Embrace the newly-won peace of the present.
(c) Attend some post-performance drinks.
(d) Meet the actors.
9. In the Singers' Scene 21 song, what has just been destroyed?
(a) The central guillotine scaffold.
(b) Marat's printing press.
(c) Marat's front door.
(d) Corday's carriage.
10. In Scene 27, to whom does Marat accuse the generals of being loyal?
(a) The emigres.
(b) The Prussians.
(c) No one.
(d) The deposed prince.
11. In Scene 18, for what group does Marat say the Revolution was fought?
(a) The politicians.
(c) The poor.
(d) The military.
12. According to Corday in Scene 29, who fills the prisons of Paris?
(b) Charlatans and rakes.
(c) Innocent men.
(d) Her friends.
13. Who interrupts the song several times during the Epilogue?
14. Which of the following is not something that Duperret accuses Mara of being in Scene 17?
(a) A salesman.
(b) A layabout.
(c) A dictator.
(d) A Jew.
15. How many years does the Interruptus cover?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which famous Revolutionary figure does Marat accuse of turning white at the mention of force?
2. What does Sade want remembered about himself after his death?
3. Where did Corday spend her youth?
4. What is Sade doing in the final moments of the play?
5. Which of the following body parts is not one Corday mentions still having life after beheading in Scene 29?
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