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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is causing the declining importance of Ptydepe?
2. How does Gross feel and act at the beginning of Act 2, Scene10?
3. What idea does Ballas come up with in Act 2, Scene 10?
4. In Act 2, Scene 9, how many translations does Stroll say he has done?
5. Who receives an A from Lear for answering correctly in Act 2, Scene 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Maria's new independence provides an optimistic ending of the play for the audience. What does it symbolize, not just for the character, but also for the main theme of the entire play? How does her departure symbolize hope? What does it say about freedom in general as it relates to independence?
Essay Topic 2
In Scene 3 of Act 1, there is a very significant scene involving Maria, Gross, and the Staff Watcher. Describe the scene in detail, highlighting its importance and the messages it delivers. What does it specifically say about each of three characters involved? In a metaphorical sense, what do the cigars represent and why is that a key element to the story?
Essay Topic 3
The crucial moment of the second part of Act 9 is when the memo is finally translated for Gross. The contents of it are ironic, comedic, and inspiring all at the same time. Explain them in detail, describing why and how all three themes (irony, comedy, and inspiration) are represented. Also, explain what the significance is of Maria being the one to translate it. What does that add to the message for Gross?
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