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. Why does Robert yell at Catherine?
2. What is Catherine's explanation as to why she wrote the proof?
3. Why was Catherine's drawer locked?
4. What time of year is it in Act 2, Scene 4?
5. Why doesn't Catherine want Hal to take the notebook?
Compare and contract Catherine and Claire. Though they are sisters, they have very different personalities.
1.) How did Claire want Robert's illness handled? How did Catherine want it handled?
2.) What pressure does Claire feel in regards to her family? What pressure does Catherine feel?
3.) How and why does Claire's intervention in her life offend Catherine?
Catherine has had the proof finished for quite some time, but shows it to no one until she gives Hal the key to the upstairs drawer.
1.) Why does Catherine choose Hal to whom she reveals the groundbreaking proof? Does it matter to Catherine that Claire is present as well, or is that just circumstance?
2.) Catherine does not seemed surprised when Claire does not believe her, but is extremely hurt when Hal is unsure. Why does Hal's skepticism upset her so much?
3.) Is Catherine excited about her work, or has mathematics been soured for her by her father's death?
In the play, there is a fine line between madness and genius; kindness and presumption. Discuss this fine line as it applies to:
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