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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
Because these characters are dead, issues of death and dying strongly affect the way they behave. Describe how each character died, then chose one of the following below and write one paragraph:
A) In your opinion, which death was the most unfortunate, and why?
B) Describe the tortures suffered by the characters. Who most deserves the "torture" they receive?
Essay Topic 2
The scene where Inez offers help Estelle with her lipstick is very revealing of the central tension between the two women and shows the audience more about their inner selves. Chose one of the following:
A) Discuss how this scene fits into the love triangle structure that Sartre uses to build dramatic tension.
B) Explain what this scene reveals about Inez and Estelle and helps show the audience how they really are, focusing on explicit action and how it reveals implicit meanings.
Essay Topic 3
Near the end of the play, Garcin and Estelle make ready to flee the room. Describe what happens when the door opens. Consider the following questions: Why does Garcin want to leave the room? Why does Estelle want to leave the room? Does Inez want to leave the room? Why or why not.
In addition, decide what you would do, if you were in their circumstances. Would you leave the room? Why or why not?
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