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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Gross' new position in Act 2, Scene 8 represent in the overall arch of the plot?
2. Who vocally protests the use of Ptydepe in unison?
3. What happens to take away from the power Gross thought he had at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 10?
4. What is Lear lecturing about at the start of Act 2, Scene 11?
5. At what state is Ptydepe left in at the end of Act 2, Scene 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
What does the new language, Chorukor, represent in the overall theme of the play? What is the major difference between it and Ptydepe? Explain in detail how each of the main characters react to Chorukor and why their reaction is significant. Do you believe that it can potentially fail in the same way that Ptydepe did, or will the same mistake keep being made? What will stop the mistake from being made again?
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