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. Where is Ponza's apartment where he lives?

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

3. What does Ponza say of his mother-in-law in Act 1, Scene 5?

4. Who calls Ponza's behavior cruelty in Act 1, Scene 4?

5. What did Amalia say to Ponza at the door in Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Signora Frola apologize in Act 1, Scene 4? What is the reaction?

2. What is the plan Agazzi devises to bring Ponza and his mother-in-law together in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. What does Amalia suggest about the daughter and the mother-in-law in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi reply?

4. How does Signora Sirelli feel about the drama in Act 2, Scene 2? What does she remark on Laudisi?

5. What does Laudisi say the townspeople are doing to themselves in Act 1, Scene 2? What is his ongoing point throughout the play, as he says it in this scene?

6. How does Signora Frola respond to Sirelli's comment that it is Ponza who bars her from seeing her daughter in Act 1, Scene 4?

7. What does Signora Sirelli say that she always is? How does Laudisi respond to her argument?

8. What does Laudisi suggest about the Prefect in Act 3?

9. What does Dina liken the situation to in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi respond?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Symbolism and Motif in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. What is the ultimate symbol of the play? What does that symbol represent? What motifs can be cited as examples? Define the terms in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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