The Producers Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How old is Bialystock?

2. Why could Leo and Max go to jail?

3. How does Leo feel about the play Max finds?

4. What does Leo tell his boss at the end of act 1, scene 3?

5. Who is Leo's boss at his accounting firm?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Max cast Franz to play Hitler?

2. How does Leo end up coming to Max's defense in the courtroom?

3. What does Max sum up about the author of Springtime for Hitler?

4. What is significant about Ulla's song?

5. Why does Franz threaten to shoot Max and Leo?

6. How does Leo act around Ulla in act 2, scene 1?

7. Describe Roger's production team.

8. Describe Leo's fantasy sequence.

9. How is Leo's neuroses shown in act 1, scene 2?

10. How is Leo atypical from the other accountants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the character of Ulla, the archetype of the "dumb blond" is brought into the show. However, in many ways, Ulla defies that particular stereotype. Write an essay about how Ulla manages to simultaneously embody the stereotype while being her own character.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following topics to write about:

1) Use of wordplay in Ulla's character.

2) The stereotypes of the gay community during the scene at Roger's apartment.

3) Theatrical superstition in the script.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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