Sabbath's Theater 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. What finally makes Sabbath decide to leave Roseanna?

2. Why does Roseanna hate Sabbath now?

3. Why did Sabbath want Drenka to sleep with all of his friends?

4. Christa went to Madamaska Falls from which of the following cities?

5. How did Sabbath feel about the manner in which Nikki handled her mother's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Sabbath described in Part 1?

2. Why was Drenka initially attracted to her husband, Matija?

3. What does Sabbath like and dislike about Roseanna's participation in Alcoholics Anonymous?

4. What caused Matija to end his encounter with Sabbath abruptly, but politely?

5. What event ended in Sabbath's arrest?

6. What happened at Sabbath's trial?

7. Why does Norman Cowan call Sabbath at the beginning of Part 3?

8. Why does Sabbath live off of Roseanna's salary?

9. Why did Sabbath quit directing?

10. How did Sabbath meet Christa?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point, Sabbath mentions that all of the women in his life hated their fathers. Why do you think that is so? Why did a lack of paternal affection change them in a way that attracted them to Sabbath? What qualities did those women have that made them a target for Sabbath? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Sabbath details the dramatic change that his mother underwent when his brother, Morty, died. What happened to Sabbath's relationship with his mother, as a result of his brother's death? How did the dramatic change in Sabbath's relationship with his mother, and subsequent loss of maternal affection, affect his relationships with women later in life? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

It is obvious that Sabbath has a deep-seated hatred and lack of respect for women. How are his feelings displayed throughout the novel? Which interactions best reflect his feelings about women in general? Are there any exceptions to the rule, or women whom he respects, despite of their sex? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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