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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As the scene closes Annie and Billy begin _______ in earnest.
2. Henry asked Annie if she is going to see Billy again and she replied that she wants to go to his next ______.
3. Annie wants Henry to come but he refuses saying he is only _________ anyway.
4. _________ cuckoldry is a difficult trick but it can be done.
5. Debbie has developed a habit of calling Henry _______ which he doesn't like.
Essay Topic 1
The structure used by Stoppard to show a play within a play is one that confuses the reader at times, though it might be easier for an audience member to appreciate.
Part 1: What did you think about the structure of a play within a play? Did you think it helped the play or hurt it?
Part 2: Why do you think Stoppard decided to use the play within a play structure?
Part 3: If the play had simply been straightforward without any play within a play structures, how might the story have been different?
Essay Topic 2
The concept of a love triangle is introduced almost immediately within this play. The tension between lovers is a great dramatic effect for the audience, after all.
Part 1: Why do you think love triangles are so often used within plays and other stories?
Part 2: Do you think this play would have been as interesting without the love triangles? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you believe the idea of a love triangle is a realistic and prevalent part of love? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Family troubles seem to be center stage for Charlotte and Henry when talking about Debbie. These separated parents still seem to love their child and their relationship to their child.
Part 1: How do you think each character sees family within this play? Why?
Part 2: How do you think the playwright feels about family after reading this play?
Part 3: Why do you think Charlotte and Henry are still focused on their family?
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