Rhinoceros, and Other Plays Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 says in Act 3 of Rhinoceros that Mr. Papillon was dead set on having what kind of staircase?

2. Who does Mother-Jacques say is always her consolidation in The Future is in the Eggs?

3. What does Berenger tell Daisy in Act 3 of Rhinoceros?

4. The Future is in the Eggs constitutes a kind of sequel to which play?

5. Who is considered to have an inferiority complex in Act 3 of Rhinoceros?

Short Essay Questions

1. What discussion do Berenger and Dudard engage in in the beginning of Act 3 of Rhinoceros?

2. Why is the setting for The Leader established as it is?

3. In what ways do Berenger and Dudard have opposing views about what do do about the situation in Act 3 of Rhinoceros?

4. Where is Berenger in the beginning of Act 3 of Rhinoceros? What is his state of mind?

5. What are some of the elements of Theater of the Absurd which are seen in The Leader?

6. What is the significance of Grandfather's death in The Future is in the Eggs?

7. How is Berenger different than the other characters in Rhinoceros?

8. What is Ionesco's principle theme in The Future is in the Eggs?

9. What justification does Dudard give to lessen Berenger's fear of leaving in Act 3 of Rhinoceros?

10. What does Dudard tell Berenger about work in Act 3 of Rhinoceros? What is Berenger's reaction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of totalitarianism and blind following in the play The Leader. How does Ionesco express this theme?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Berenger and Jean in Rhinoceros. How are they different in appearance, ideals, and motivations? What similarities do they share?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Ionesco's uses of foreshadowing in Rhinoceros. What examples of foreshadowing are included in the Logician's conversation? What is foreshadowed in Act 2?

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