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The Producers Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Max give to Leo in act 2, scene 9?



2. What realization does Max have about Franz during the audition in act 2, scene 2?



3. What does Franz claim about Hitler?



4. What does Max say is worse than being guilty in act 2, scene 7?



5. What must Leo now say instead of his previous statements in act 2, scene 3?



Essay Topics

The Producers is a musical comedy, meaning that there are several songs and dance sequences that take place throughout the show. Discuss the play as a musical. What does music add to the show? What does the show lose by being a musical? What are the defining qualities of a musical and how is it exemplified in The Producers? Does the show itself ever self-mock for being a musical? Cite specific examples from the text to support your statements.

Describe how each of these styles of comedy is used within The Producers:

1) Parody.

2) Irony.

3) Character comedy.

4) Slapstick.

5) Wordplay.

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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