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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. What is the old man named who appears in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

2. How many horns does the rhinoceros have in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?

3. Who does Mr. Papillon tell Daisy to call in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros?

4. What did the second rhinoceros run over in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

5. Who does Berenger tell Jean he thinks Daisy is attracted to in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who runs into the office in Act 2, Scene 1 of Rhinoceros? Why?

2. How does Jean's demeanor transform in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

3. What is Berenger's argument against the rhinoceroses in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

4. What is Mr. Papillon's reaction to Mr. Boeuf's transformation?

5. How does Ionesco connect rhinoceros ideology to that of fascism in Rhinoceros?

6. How is the appearance of a Rhinoceros presented to the audience in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

7. What is Jean's state when Berenger arrives in Act 2, Scene 2 of Rhinoceros?

8. How does Ionesco illuminate Berenger's drinking problem in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

9. What is the association between ethical morality and the rhinoceroses in Rhinoceros?

10. What argument breaks out about the rhinoceroses in Act 1 of Rhinoceros?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters of the play The Leader. What is noteworthy of the leader himself? What does each character represent metaphorically?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Ionesco choose a rhinoceros as the creature which people evolve into in Rhinoceros? What symbolic statement is he saying through using this animal?

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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