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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 Dina compare to the Ponza's strange behavior?
2. What does Dina compare Ponza's eyes to in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. What does Amalia say Ponza should be responsible for in Act 1, Scene 1?
4. Who is Amalia married to?
5. Who says, "I thought she was trying to protect her son-in-law from suspicion. That seemed to be the whole aim of her visit?"
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Laudisi suggest everyone accept as the truth? Why?
2. How does Signora Frola respond to Ponza in Act 2, Scene 8? What do the women do?
3. How does Signora Sirelli feel about the drama in Act 2, Scene 2? What does she remark on Laudisi?
4. What does Dina liken the situation to in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi respond?
5. Why does Signora Frola apologize in Act 1, Scene 4? What is the reaction?
6. What about the documents makes them unreliable?
7. What is the plan Agazzi devises to bring Ponza and his mother-in-law together in Act 2, Scene 2?
8. What is the outcome of the play? What does Signora Ponza tell the crowd?
9. How does communication transpire from the Ponzas' apartment? What does this lead Amalia to believe?
10. What does Laudisi remark about Signora Frola's visit in Act 1, Scene 4? How do the others feel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Laudisi as the role of the Raisonneur. What does this term mean? How does it apply to Laudisi? Give examples in your discussion.
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