R.U.R. Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alquist want water for?

2. What does Primus think is the greatest thing in the world?

3. What does Alquist call Helena and Primus?

4. Who does Helena say gave her her name?

5. Complete the following sentence "the graveyard of..."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

What are the differences between a play and a film in terms of the following:

1) Language

2) Character

3) Structure

Essay Topic 3

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?

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