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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 is the name of the Sergeant who first appears in Act 2, Part 2?
3. What happens to Parham as Pavlo is talking in Act 2, Part 3?
4. How many days does Ardell say it took for Pavlo to die?
5. What does Pavlo say about everything Ardell says?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In the early scenes Ardell is seen to be something of a guide, showing Pavlo both the way into death and the way into himself, but in one scene he becomes a manifestation or externalization of Pavlo's inner drive to be a good soldier. This is illustrated by the way he drills Pavlo on the use of his weapon, and in later scenes, he performs similar instructional functions in similar circumstances. Identify and explain other moments during which Ardell becomes an externalization of Pavlo's inner life.
Essay Topic 2How does the non-existence of the "wounded twice rule" function as a metaphor for the nature of Pavlo's delusional belief system? Use examples to support your answer, specifically to back up the nature of Pavlo's delusional belief system.
Essay Topic 3Plenty of sides to Pavlo are revealed as the play progresses, but the first to note at this early stage is Pavlo's innocence. Describe how Rabe illustrates Pavlo's innocence with examples to back up your response. How does the fact that Pavlo's innocence seems to remain unaffected by increasingly disturbing situations have the propensity to evoke concern from the audience for Pavlo's welfare as time goes on? Back up your reasoning through citation of examples.
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