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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the chorus dance with in act 1, scene 9?
2. How does act 1, scene 3 end?
3. How is Leo's fantasy abruptly interrupted in act 1, scene 3?
4. In act 1, scene 8, what do Max and Leo bring back to the office after meeting with Roger?
5. What time is it at the beginning of act 1, scene 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the old ladies doing in act 1, scene 9 and what is their song about?
2. Why does Roger end up playing Hitler?
3. What is significant about Leo dropping his blue blanket in act 2, scene 1?
4. In the beginning of the musical, what has happened to Bialystock's latest production and why?
5. How does Act 1 end?
6. Who is Hold-Me Touch-Me?
7. For what event is Roger dressed up, and who is he going as?
8. What are Max and Leo's plans for the future at the end of the musical?
9. What is the theatrical superstition detailed in act 2, scene 3?
10. What is significant about Bialystock being middle-aged and disheveled?
Essay Topic 1
Max's morality is called severely into question several times throughout the play. Focus on the little old ladies and his treatment of them. Make a case that Max is a bad person for how he used them or that he was in a morally gray area because he gives them whatever they want.
Essay Topic 2
How does Leo's character develop over the course of the play? What changes in him? What stays the same? Why does he change? Include in your answer points about his friendship with Max, the romance with Ulla, and how Leo left for Rio after their show did not flop.
Essay Topic 3
One comedy style used heavily in this play is parody. Because of Max and Leo's poor producing of Springtime for Hitler (already a terrible script) and Roger's flamboyant portrayal of Hitler, the audiences believe that the show is meant to be comical parody. Discuss how this misconception happened. Include the former points and take into account the time period the play is meant to be set in. Cite specific examples from the script to support your statements.
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