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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Herald at the beginning of Scene 7, to what voice is Marat listening as he writes?
(a) The people's voice.
(b) Simone's voice.
(c) God's voice.
(d) His fever's voice.

2. What was Jacques Roux's former profession?
(a) Baker.
(b) Soldier.
(c) Politician.
(d) Priest.

3. What two omnipresent groups represent the asylum security throughout the play?
(a) Sisters and Doctors.
(b) Sisters and Priests.
(c) Male Nurses and Doctors.
(d) Sisters and Male Nurses.

4. What device's "singing" is Corday said to have hears in Scene 10?
(a) The guillotine.
(b) The pipe organ.
(c) The printing press.
(d) The tumbrel.

5. According to the Herald at the end of Scene 4, what is the audience about to watch Marat do?
(a) Fight.
(b) Give up.
(c) Speak.
(d) Bleed.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Sade compare Marat's bath in Scene 15?

2. In Scene 6, Jacques Roux protests that the ruling class controls all of the following except which?

3. Coulmier protests in Scene 11 that he brought in the public to show that his patients are not what?

4. As the chorus sings about the Revolution, what body part do they say is bleeding?

5. Who anxiously follows behind Marat while the patients carry him on their shoulders in Scene 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what extent are Coulmier's fears throughout the play well-founded?

2. What are Marat's grievances in his imaginary session with the imaginary National Assembly of Scene 27?

3. Why is Marat particularly outraged by aristocratic revulsion at the executions?

4. In Scene 8, how does Marat explain that the expectations of the Revolution proved faulty?

5. How does the Herald set the scene at the end of Scene 4?

6. How does the actress playing Corday nearly ruin the play in Scene 9?

7. What does Sade say in Scene 24 to appease Coulmier?

8. What viewpoint of the world does Sade espouse to Marat in Scene Scene 30?

9. What is the role of the audience in the play?

10. Why is Coulmier outraged by Marat's Liturgy?

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