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. What does Song promise to Gallimard after her outburst?
2. What does Song call Gallimard?
3. In the first scene of the play, how old is Gallimard?
4. What is Song wearing when Gallimard enters her apartment?
5. In Madame Butterfly, what is it that Butterfly fears from the Western man?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Gallimard and his wife agree in regards to their opinion of the Chinese people?
2. In the story of Madame Butterfly, how is Butterfly treated by Pinkerton?
3. Define the "Rape Mentality" that Song describes in the courtroom.
4. Why does Helga want Gallimard to visit the doctor? How do their wants differ in Act 2, Scene 5?
5. What seems to be other people's opinion of Gallimard? Does he reflect that same opinion?
6. How is Gallimard talked out of seeing the doctor?
7. How does the nature of Gallimard and Song's relationship develop through Act 1?
8. How has the relationship between Marc and Gallimard changed during the course of the play?
9. How do the actions within the play prove Song's theory that all a man wants from a woman is to submit, and that will result in him recanting his demands?
10. What is Gallimard's relationship with Marc?
Song creates an involved web of lies to trap Gallimard. Song portrays little regard for the lives of others.
1. What are Song's major characteristics? How do those characteristics develop and change as the plot goes on?
2. What are some of the tactics Song uses to get what she wants? How do her needs change?
3. What are Song's motives behind her entrapment of Gallimard? Personal? Political? Do her ethics ever conflict with her goals?
Each woman in Hwang's story has a distinctive role to play and her own interpretation of the feminist point of view.
1. Describe in turn the women of the play (specifically, Song, Helga, Chin, Renee). What is their role in the life of the play?
2. How does each woman express their sexuality in the play? What are their individual strengths? Their weaknesses? How do those qualities affect their relationships with other characters?
3. How do these women's personalities compare to each other? How do their lives as women differ?
Write an essay on the climactic encounter between Gallimard and Song when he asks to see her naked for the first time.
1. When Gallimard leaves the reception where he had his encounter with Toulon, what is he feeling? What is the catalyst for his emotions?
2. What are the reasons Gallimard gives for wanting to strip Song? How does she react? Why?
3. How does Song talk Gallimard out of seeing her naked? What is at stake for her?
4. How is this moment pivotal in the life of the play and the relationship between Gallimard and Song? How do his feelings for her change?
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