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The Producers Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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 Topics

Max and Leo are the center of The Producers, particularly the evolution of their friendship and how it changes them. Cite specific examples from the script.

Part 1) Compare and contrast Max and Leo. How are the men similar? How are they different?

Part 2) How does Max and Leo change over the course of the play? Do they change each other? How is this known?

Part 3) How does Leo's abandonment of Max test their friendship? Why Leo leave him?

Part 4) What do each of men teach each other? Do they emerge from their ordeal better people?

Describe, in detail, the behind-the-scenes and on-stage production of Springtime for Hitler. Include the following:

1) The differences of Franz, Roger, and Max's visions of the play.

2) Roger's portrayal of Hitler.

3) Ulla's role in the play.

4) German stereotypes and cliches.

5) The outcome of the performance.

Write an essay about the use of homosexuality in The Producers. Points to be considered include:

1) The characters of Roger DeBris and his production team.

2) Franz's objections to the gay men auditioning for the role of Hitler.

3) Roger's portrayal of Hitler.

4) The irony of several homosexuals working on a musical about Hitler.

Create a strong thesis and cite specific examples from the script to support your argument.

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