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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 always seen with?
2. Who arrives in Act 1, Scene 5 after Signora Frola exits?
3. Why does Amelia think that Ponza put his mother-in-law up in town?
4. Who is Agazzi's daughter?
5. What does Dina compare to the Ponza's strange behavior?
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 has Centuri discovered in Act 2, Scene 1 regarding Ponza's village?
3. What does Laudisi tell the Sirellis regarding their argument with one another?
4. What does the Prefect say Ponza asked him to do? What does this prove in his opinion?
5. 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?
6. What do the Sirellis argue about in Act 1, Scene 2?
7. What does Laudisi suggest everyone accept as the truth? Why?
8. What does Laudisi wonder about the wife in Act 3, Scene 2?
9. What is Ponza's story of the situation in Act 1, Scene 5? What does Signora Frola believe in his story?
10. What does Dina say, granting that Ponza's choice of living space wasn't intentional?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Pirandello's use of Repetition in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. What effect does this repetition serve? How does it work to propel the play forward?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss who you think is the "mad one" in Right You Are, If You Think You Are. Why? Use examples from the text to support your belief.
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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