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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. Where is Ponza's apartment where he lives?
2. What does Amalia say Ponza should be responsible for in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. What did Ponza stand there waiting for Amalia to do, according to them in Act 1, Scene 2?
4. What is Ponza's apartment overlooking?
5. Who has seen Ponza's wife in the village in Act 1, Scene 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Laudisi suggest about the mother-in-law and Ponza in Act 1, Scene 1? How do the women respond?
2. How does Signora Frola respond to Ponza in Act 2, Scene 8? What do the women do?
3. What has Centuri discovered in Act 2, Scene 1 regarding Ponza's village?
4. Who has refused to receive Amalia in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Amalia know about this person?
5. What does the Prefect say Ponza asked him to do? What does this prove in his opinion?
6. How does Ponza react to the Prefect's suggestion? What is the Prefect's response?
7. What does Signora Frola say when she enters in Act 3? Why does she feel this way?
8. What does Laudisi say must be justified in the complaint the women have in Act 1, Scene 1? What is their response?
9. What exposition is provided by the gossip in Act 1, Scene 2 regarding the Ponzis' past?
10. What is the plan Agazzi devises to bring Ponza and his mother-in-law together in Act 2, Scene 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theory of Relativism. Where did this theory originate? How does it play into Right You Are, If You Think You Are thematically?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Laudisi as the role of the Raisonneur. What does this term mean? How does it apply to Laudisi? Give examples in your discussion.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Ponza and Signora Frola. How are these characters alike? How are they different? Describe their demeanor, appearance, and actions.
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