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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who wanted Estelle to have a baby?
2. Where did Estelle go with Roger?
3. Whom did Inez fall in love with on Earth?
4. What is Inez referring to in the following passage: "Far better. Crueler. [It] looks quite diabolical that way."
5. What does Inez tell Estelle she wants?
Essay Topic 1
This play relies heavily on foreshadowing. Objects in the room and things the characters say about themselves help prime the audience to understand the layers of denial and misrepresentation through which these characters journey. Chose one of the following options and write an essay that uses specific examples from the text:
A) Describe how Sartre uses the paper knife as a foreshadowing tool. In what context does it first appear, and what does it represent later in the play?
B) Explain how the way Estelle behaves in the beginning prefigures the truths we find out about her. Be sure to be specific.
C) Explain how the setting and set decorations as a whole foreshadow what will happen at the end of the play.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about torture, contrasting physical torture with mental torture. Explain which you think is worse and why.
Essay Topic 3
Garcin's discussion with the Valet at the beginning is the way Sartre conveys a lot of crucial information to the audience.
Close read and consider the following passage: "Your eyelids. We move ours up and down. Blinking, we call it. It's like a small black shutter that clicks down and makes a break. Everything goes black; one's eyes are moistened. You can't imagine how restful, refreshing it is. Four thousand little rests per hour."
Write an essay in which you consider the following questions:
1. What is Garcin literally saying? In what context does Garcin speak this passage?
2. Explain and describe the pattern of symbols that this passage belongs to. What does the eye mean, in this passage, and in the play?
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