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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 when Tony reveals his ambitions?
2. Who says that art is domination?
3. What happens with the house lights at the beginning of Act II?
4. Who is Sharon Graham?
5. What does Tony tell Maria about his ambitions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Maria says she will feel repaid if her students sing properly and honestly. Discuss how she has tried to teach that lesson to Sophie, Tony, and Sharon. Was she successful? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how Maria's memories give background to help us understand her life and career. Which memory do you find most helpful in understanding Maria?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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