Orpheus Descending Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. Who does Jabe slip up by saying burned down the orchard?

2. Where does Carol say she was the night before in Act 2?

3. Who says, "I don' t like violence"?

4. How old was Val when he left the bayou?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Orpheus Descending retells the legend of the demigod Orpheus. What similarities do the stories share? How do they differ?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the concept of revenge as it applies to Orpheus Descending. Which characters want to enact revenge? Why? How? How is this symbolized in the play?

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