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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. What does Signora Frola say that she and her friends arranged?
2. What does Sirelli call Ponza in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. How does Signora Frola communicate with her daughter?
4. Who does Signora Frola say was taken to a sanitarium in Act 1, Scene 6?
5. Who declares that Signora Frola was nearly crying after she has left in Act 1, Scene 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Signora Frola's reason for not accepted guests in Act 1, Scene 4? What do the townspeople ask her regarding this?
2. What does Ponza overhear his mother-in-law say in the other room which upsets him in Act 2, Scene 7?
3. What exposition is provided by the gossip in Act 1, Scene 2 regarding the Ponzis' past?
4. 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?
5. Who has refused to receive Amalia in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Amalia know about this person?
6. What does Sirelli tell his wife about Amalia in Act 1, Scene 2? How does he feel about the gossip?
7. What does the Prefect say Ponza asked him to do? What does this prove in his opinion?
8. Why does Signora Sirelli tell Amalia they've come in Act 1, Scene 2? What does Amalia tell them?
9. How does Signora Frola say she communicates with her daughter? How do they feel about this arrangement?
10. What does Amalia suggest about the daughter and the mother-in-law in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi reply?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare the townspeople to a traditional Greek Chorus. How are these characters similar? How are they different? What role do they serve to the play?
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
Describe the character of Signora Ponza. Who is this character "ultimately?" How is her appearance the climax of the play?
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