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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 says, "Or do you think the old lady should have asked your permission? Just because your father is above her son-in-law?"
2. Who says to Signora Frola, "To tell you the truth, Signora, I did take it rather ill . . . ?"
3. What is notable about the courtyard at the building where Ponza lives?
4. Who arrives in Act 1, Scene 5 after Signora Frola exits?
5. What does Laudisi ask Sirelli to do once he's come to the center of the room to him in Act 1, Scene 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where did Centuri see the Prefect in Act 2, Scene 2? What does Agazzi say?
2. How does Laudisi greet Centuri in Act 3? What does Centuri present to him?
3. What does Laudisi remark about Signora Frola's visit in Act 1, Scene 4? How do the others feel?
4. Who has refused to receive Amalia in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Amalia know about this person?
5. How does the Prefect respond to Laudisi's scheme in Act 3, Scene 4?
6. What does Amalia think of the scheme in Act 2, Scene 5? Why?
7. What does Ponza do in Act 2, Scene 8, when he sees Signora Frola?
8. How does Signora Cini react to Laudisi's teasing in Act 2, Scene 3? What does he tell her is sure?
9. How does communication transpire from the Ponzas' apartment? What does this lead Amalia to believe?
10. What does Laudisi say must be justified in the complaint the women have in Act 1, Scene 1? What is their response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 character Laudisi with that of the townspeople. How is he different? What similarities do they have?
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