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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who pays Mamasan for Yen to be with Pavlo?
2. What does Pavlo repeat after rising from being dead under his sheet?
3. What does Pavlo ask about Joanna while speaking with Mickey?
4. What weapon does Wall take out on Pavlo?
5. What does Ardell say about being back home?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How, between Act 2, Part 3, and Part 4 is Pavlo seen to be clearly embracing his newfound identity as "a perfect soldier" with all the energy, passion, and commitment he can muster? Give at least five examples of this attitude bordering on complete delusion and hypothesize about Pavlo's fate should he continue with this attitude towards what he is being faced with daily.
Essay Topic 3
As new characters are introduced, we begin to realize that many of their names may not have been arbitrarily assigned. That is to say that their names have metaphorical meaning in relation to the plot and setting itself. Write an essay exploring the possible meanings behind 3 or more characters' names in the play and how those names fit the characters' words and/or actions. Conclude by crediting these metaphors to a deeper understanding of Rabe's intention in naming these characters.
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