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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. What does Domin say a man does if you give him a stone?

2. What does Fabry buy Helena?

3. What does the living room window overlook?

4. What does Alquist say the whole world has become?

5. What are the robots trained as?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the first Rossum robots like?

2. Why does Alquist think the factory managers are to blame for what has happened?

3. How do Sulla and Marius react to dissection?

4. What is Fabry and Hallemier's plan?

5. Why does it not matter if robots put humans out of jobs?

6. Why does Domin want to marry Helena?

7. Why does Helena say she burned the Rossum manuscripts?

8. Why does Helena want to leave the island?

9. What gifts have Domin and the other managers bought for Helena?

10. What does Alquist want Radius to do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

R.U.R is translated from Czech into English. How much meaning can a play loses through a translation? What aspects of the play do you think would be the most difficult to express in English? How do you think a translator can overcome these difficulties?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the way Capek uses other characters in the play. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

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