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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 Helena say she is no good for?

2. Where has Damon arrived from?

3. Where does the third act take place?

4. Why does Alquist say he could not hold a scalpel?

5. What does Helena look through in the lab?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

R.U.R is famous for having introduced the word robot into popular culture. How has the term and the idea that robots could exist evolved? Why have humans been so fascinated by robots? What part do robots play in today's society?

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