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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 is Ponza's mother-in-law?
2. Who is above Ponza at his office?
3. Who says, "What a pompous attitude! Aren't people allowed to stay home and enjoy a little privacy?"
4. When does Ponza say he married the second time?
5. What does Ponza say happened to Signora Frola's daughter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ponza say when he enters in Act 3, Scene 5? Why?
2. What is the plan Agazzi devises to bring Ponza and his mother-in-law together in Act 2, Scene 2?
3. What does Dina liken the situation to in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi respond?
4. What does Laudisi remark about Signora Frola's visit in Act 1, Scene 4? How do the others feel?
5. What does Amalia suggest about the daughter and the mother-in-law in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi reply?
6. How does Laudisi greet Centuri in Act 3? What does Centuri present to him?
7. What does Signora Sirelli say that she always is? How does Laudisi respond to her argument?
8. What does Sirelli suggest for determining the truth?
9. Where did Centuri see the Prefect in Act 2, Scene 2? What does Agazzi say?
10. What do the Sirellis argue about in Act 1, Scene 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the character of Signora Ponza. Who is this character "ultimately?" How is her appearance the climax of the play?
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 "Paradox" in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. What is the ultimate paradox in the play? How is this illuminated? Where is this paradox presented in the play?
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