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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who throws the grenade that kills Pavlo?
2. How was the bed-ridden man injured?
3. What does Pavlo have to say to Ardell about his wounds?
4. Who is singing in the background in the middle of Act 2, Part 4?
5. What does Pavlo tell Ardell to do after Ardell calls him a fool?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act 2, Part 3, Pavlo is again confronted with a vivid reminder of how destructive war is. The juxtaposition here, between his enthusiasm for killing and the violence he encounters, in terms of what happens to Parham and what happens to him dramatizes even more vividly the discrepancy between what he wants to see and the reality in front of him. In what ways does Pavlo deal with this discrepancy? Would you say it is healthy? Why or why not? Support your thoughts with examples.
Essay Topic 2
Explain how the line between delusion and reality in Pavlo's mind becomes increasingly blurred as the action of Act 2, Part 4 unfolds and what implications this has for the audience's possible hopes for Pavlo's survival or at the very least the hope for an acceptable demise. Cite at least 4 examples of moments where Pavlo reacts in accordance to delusion rather than in accordance with reality-based logic.
Essay Topic 3
As soon understood by the audience, scenes take place in different time frames, places, and even on different planes of existence; such as Pavlo being alive or Pavlo being dead. How is this narrative structure key to appreciating the play's style? Consider the phrase "the whole is more than the sum of its parts," and sum up your findings about the style of this play using this phrase to support your answer.
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