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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Maria's response to Sharon's reappearance?
2. What does Maria tell Sharon to do before she's even sung a note?
3. What prop does Maria say Sharon should have to sing her aria?
4. Who reminds Maria of Sharon's name when she forgets?
5. Who is Verdi?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sophie says, "I'm not that kind of person" when Maria asks her to be dramatic and give her singing some emotion. How is this evidence that Sophie does not have that "something special" that Maria feels is required of truly great singers?
Essay Topic 2
In Act II, Maria says, "There is only discipline, technique and Mut." Discuss the examples that Maria gives from her own past that show her implementing these three things in her singing career.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Maria's enthusiasm for winning over an audience. Using a memory of one of her performances, discuss how and when she knows she has won.
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