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?
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.
Why is The Producers set in 1959? How is it significant to the story? To the characters? How would an audience in 1959 react to a sympathetic musical about Hitler? Could this musical be set in any other period of time? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to support your statements.
Write an essay about the significance of the author and the lead characters of The Producers being Jewish. Include the following:
Part 1) The treatment of Springtime for Hitler.
Part 2) Leo and Max's reactions to Franz.
Part 3) The irony of two Jewish men putting on a play about a sympathetic Hitler.
Part 4) The author's intentions in mocking Hitler and the Nazi party.
Create a strong thesis and cite specific examples from the script to support your argument.
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