Orpheus Descending Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the Sheriff tell Val to leave by?

2. What did Lady's father's monkey wear?

3. Who does Lady say is not welcome in the store?

4. What does Sheriff Talbot ask to see of Val's?

5. How old was Vee's baby sister when she died?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the component of racism in Orpheus Descending. How does it play a role in the action of the play? How does the element of race lend in defining certain characters?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Beulah and Carol. How are they similar? How do they differ? How do these characters feel about each other?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of individuality versus repression in Orpheus Descending. Which characters are considered non-conventional? Which characters represent a conventional or repressed viewpoint?

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