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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the vehicle the women are driving in at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?
2. What does Marie-Adele confess to Pelajia about her husband?
3. What was Emily's friend in the motorcycle gang always angry about?
4. What type of vehicle do the women drive to Toronto?
5. Who does Nanabush attack in Act 2, Scene 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a thematic point in the play, perhaps the most important, that "life should be enjoyed for what it is since death comes too soon and a life spent dreaming is a life wasted." How does this thematic point apply to the play? Where does it come into play? Do the characters learn this point by the end of the play? Why is this point so relevant even to people in real life?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the scene of the death of Marie-Adele. How is this event foreshadowed or alluded to in the play? What structural elements are included in this event in the play? What do they mean and what does the author want to express by using them in the story? Why does the author choose a certain point for Marie-Adele's death?
Essay Topic 3
The play is broken down into two Acts, each having its own climax. Discuss the climax point of each play and how it is built up. Where does the climax, or highpoint, of Act 1 and Act 2 occur? Why is it the climax? In each case, what effect do the scenes before and after the climax have on this point? What would you say is the climax of the novel? Discuss the events that are happening at this point. What do we learn in the play through the climax events and how do they ultimately affect the resolution of the play and the characters? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
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