Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. From what country is the man who is brutally murdered by Sade's tailor?
2. What part of Marat's body does Corday she wants to see sweat as she draws her knife?
3. What object is Marat staring at as he writes at the beginning of Scene 7?
4. At the end of Scene 11, where does Corday imagine she is?
5. Which of the following is not a famous moment of the Revolution mentioned in Scene 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the state of the Revolution in 1793, according to the Singers in Scene 5?
2. What proclamation about nationalism does Sade make in Scene 18?
3. What does Sade say in Scene 24 to appease Coulmier?
4. Describe Corday and Duperret's interchange in Scene 29.
5. What is Corday's primary fear regarding the revolution?
6. What is the execution of Damiens and what does it signify to Sade?
7. Explain the message of the song Poor Old Marat in Scene 21.
8. Describe the setting of the play.
9. What recommendation does Duperret make to Corday in Scene 17?
10. How does the Herald characterize Sade?
In The Marat/Sade, several characters dominate the proceeding without ever speaking a line. These figures represent a authority int he play. How does their appearance reflect something more gentle than their function? What is their function within the role of the bathhouse? How is their true nature revealed in the final moments of the play?
Part 1) The male nurses
Part 2) The sisters
Part 3) Coulmier's family
Write an essay on the topic of absolute power. Marat is offered it over the course of the play, but he refuses it. Duperret and Corday fear he will become dictator. The play itself takes place in the shadow of Napoleon. Does Weiss believe that all power corrupts? Is he implying that Marat might have been an exception?
The Church is regarded with disdain by nearly everyone in The Marat/Sade. It is viewed as a useless institution at best and a perpetrator of oppression at worst. Write an essay about he place of the church in the play. How do Roux, Marat, and the ranting former abbot refer it it? Does Coulmier make any sort of compelling defense of it?
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