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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Sharon Graham?
2. How is the stage set in Act II?
3. Who says, "This is opera, not a voice recital." in Act II?
4. How does Maria feel about Battista?
5. What year did Maria make her debut?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what ways does Maria Callas seem unsuited to teach a master class? In what ways does she bring out the best in the students? Explain your viewpoint using textual examples.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Maria's philosophy about having presence, a signature or a look. What criticism does she have of the other characters' lack of a look?' Can you tell what kind of presence she has? Provide a few examples to explain your viewpoint.
Essay Topic 3
Maria says, " It takes more than a pretty voice to build a career." Analyze the meaning of this statement as it applies to Maria's fame as a opera singer.
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