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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. What does Simone tell Corday to do when she sends her away in Scene 9?
(a) Leave Paris at once.
(b) Try back later.
(c) Never return.
(d) Write Marat a letter.

2. What is the "lurid star" under which the Herald says Sade came to the asylum?
(a) Passion.
(b) Madness.
(c) Notoriety.
(d) Resistence.

3. Who does the Herald signal in Scene 3?
(a) The Male Nurses.
(b) Sade.
(c) Marat.
(d) The Orchestra.

4. What mimic do the patients perform in the background of Scene 11?
(a) A street scene.
(b) A cricket match.
(c) An execution.
(d) A mass.

5. What apologia does Coulmier make in his Scene 2 speech?
(a) The space smells of antiseptic.
(b) The actors have never performed before.
(c) The play is poorly written.
(d) The hour is late.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene 13, what does Marat say is the essential lie the ruling class gave the poor?

2. How many years has the Marquis de Sade been living at Charenton at the time of the play?

3. In the beginning of Scene 6, a patient claims that all are free and equal to do what?

4. In Scene 5, Kokol quips to Marat that Paris facing a shortage of what?

5. What was the former profession of the interrupting patient in Scene 14?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Duperret's affliction affect his performance in Scene 17?

2. How does the unrest begin in the Epilogue?

3. How do the actors' mental afflictions affect their performances?

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

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

6. Describe the setting of the play.

7. What recommendation does Coulmier make to Sade and the assembled actors at the end of Scene 6?

8. Why does Sade feel the need to write horrific stories of aristocrats while in the Bastille?

9. How does Corday prepare to murder Marat in Scene 10?

10. How does Coulmier characterize the asylum in Scene 2?

(see the answer keys)

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