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. Who says, "You don't mean to say you understand it if a mother--unable to bear being away from the daughter--follows her and then is compelled to live apart from her in a city where after all she's a stranger too?"

2. Who says, "Or do you think the old lady should have asked your permission? Just because your father is above her son-in-law?"

3. Who says, "We come here as to the fountain, two poor women athirst for news?"

4. What does Laudisi ask Sirelli to do once he's come to the center of the room to him in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. In whose house does Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2 take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Amalia explain the living situation of the Ponzas?

2. What does Laudisi suggest to Dina about the door in Act 2, Scene 6? Why?

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

4. How does communication transpire from the Ponzas' apartment? What does this lead Amalia to believe?

5. What does Dina say about the piano heard offstage in Act 2, Scene 6?

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

7. What does Amalia think of the scheme in Act 2, Scene 5? Why?

8. What is Signora Frola's reason for not accepted guests in Act 1, Scene 4? What do the townspeople ask her regarding this?

9. What does Laudisi suggest about the mother-in-law and Ponza in Act 1, Scene 1? How do the women respond?

10. What does Laudisi say of the documents in Act 3, Scene 1? What does he suggest to Centuri?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theory of Relativism. Where did this theory originate? How does it play into Right You Are, If You Think You Are thematically?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Pirandello's use of Irony in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. What is Irony? How are the three types of Irony employed in the play?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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