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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Berenger suggests to Jean in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros that maybe he has a touch of what?
2. What does Berenger say he can't get used to in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?
3. Who does Botard say has too much imagination in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?
4. Where does Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros take place?
5. What season is it in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Berenger's coworkers discussing from the newspaper in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?
2. How does Ionesco connect rhinoceros ideology to that of fascism in Rhinoceros?
3. What does Berenger note about Jean's appearance in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
4. Who is the old man who lives next to Jean? What does he tell Berenger in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
5. Describe the character of Mr. Papillon in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros.
6. What is the association between ethical morality and the rhinoceroses in Rhinoceros?
7. What does the housewife break in Act 1 of Rhinoceros? What is the grocer's suggestion?
8. How does Ionesco illuminate Berenger's drinking problem in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?
9. What about the rhinoceroses is discovered in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
10. How does Jean's demeanor transform in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of "will and responsibility" in Rhinoceros. How does Berenger represent this theme? How do the other characters?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the peripheral characters in Rhinoceros (Grocer, Cafe Owner, Old Gentleman, Mrs. Boeuf, etc.). How does Ionesco distinguish these characters differently than Jean and Berenger?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the settings of Rhinoceros, The Leader, and The Future is in the Eggs. How do the settings of these plays compare? How are they different?
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