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. How long does Signora Frola say her daughter has been married to Ponza?

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

3. Who says, "What a pompous attitude! Aren't people allowed to stay home and enjoy a little privacy?"

4. Who says to Signora Frola, "To tell you the truth, Signora, I did take it rather ill . . . ?"

5. Why does Amelia think that Ponza put his mother-in-law up in town?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Signora Frola say when she enters in Act 3? Why does she feel this way?

3. What does the Prefect say Ponza asked him to do? What does this prove in his opinion?

4. What does Laudisi tell the townspeople in Act 1, Scene 2 about the truth of the situation?

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

6. Why does Signora Sirelli tell Amalia they've come in Act 1, Scene 2? What does Amalia tell them?

7. What does Sirelli suggest for determining the truth?

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

9. What did Agazzi tell the Prefect in Act 1, Scene 2? What was the Prefect's response?

10. What does Ponza ask of the Prefect as a condition that he present his wife? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Right You Are, If You Think You Are to a play of the Commedia dell'arte style. What similarities exist between the two? What differences? What character might be what stock character from Commedia? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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