Right You Are, If You Think You Are Test | Mid-Book 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. Who does Signora Frola say was taken to a sanitarium in Act 1, Scene 6?

2. Why does Laudisi suggest the wife doesn't go outdoors in Act 1, Scene 1?

3. Who does Signor Sirelli say Ponza keeps under lock and key?

4. Where is Ponza's apartment where he lives?

5. What does Amalia say her husband claims Ponza is lacking in Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the outcome of the play? What does Signora Ponza tell the crowd?

2. What does Laudisi suggest about the mother-in-law and Ponza in Act 1, Scene 1? How do the women respond?

3. How does Laudisi greet Centuri in Act 3? What does Centuri present to him?

4. What does Laudisi ask the women about their complain in Act 1, Scene 1? What do they reply?

5. What is Laudisi's take on proof by documentation?

6. What has Centuri discovered in Act 2, Scene 1 regarding Ponza's village?

7. What do the documents prove in Act 3, Scene 2?

8. How does Ponza react to the Prefect's suggestion? What is the Prefect's response?

9. What does Sirelli suggest for determining the truth?

10. What is Ponza's story of the situation in Act 1, Scene 5? What does Signora Frola believe in his story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss "Judgement of Others" as a theme in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. How is this theme exemplified in the play? Who is the voice of this theme?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the Actions and Objectives in Act 2 between Ponza and the townspeople and Signora Flora and the townspeople. What does each want? How do they go about achieving their objectives?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Pirandello's use of Repetition in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. What effect does this repetition serve? How does it work to propel the play forward?

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