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, "Oho, you can be sure he's at the bottom of the whole thing. Maybe he has his mother-in-law under lock and key 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. What does Laudisi ask Sirelli to do once he's come to the center of the room to him in Act 1, Scene 2?

4. Who says, "We are talking now, if I understand the matter, of a mother who sees that her daughter neither can nor should stay tied to her as she was before--because now she has a life of her own?"

5. What does Ponza say happened to Signora Frola's daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Laudisi say must be justified in the complaint the women have in Act 1, Scene 1? What is their response?

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

3. What does Laudisi suggest about the Prefect in Act 3?

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

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

6. How does Signora Frola respond to Sirelli's comment that it is Ponza who bars her from seeing her daughter in Act 1, Scene 4?

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

8. What does Ponza make of the piano music in Act 2, Scene 7? Why?

9. What does Dina liken the situation to in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi respond?

10. What does Sirelli suggest for determining the truth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss "Conflict" in the play. What is the overarching conflict? What are underlying conflicts? Give examples of these. Define the term in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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