Sabbath's Theater Test | Final 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. During his first morning at Norman's, what does Sabbath consider as a potential reason to live?

2. What is Sabbath looking for at the beginning of Part 8?

3. Which of the following is Sabbath's reasoning for why Linc and Norman were so kind and helpful to him?

4. What does Sabbath think that Michelle is trying to communicate to him by what she is wearing?

5. Is Sabbath's breakdown in front of Norman staged or real?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rosa give Sabbath hoping that he will not kill her?

2. In Part 8, why does Sabbath go to the cemetery?

3. What is contained in the note that Norman leaves on the table for Sabbath on the first morning of his stay?

4. What happened at Sabbath's trial for public indecency?

5. Why was Sabbath escorted off the grounds by security when he went to visit Roseanna at the psychiatric hospital?

6. What did Roseanna do when she found out about the scandal that caused Sabbath to lose his job?

7. What does Sabbath notice about his family's graves?

8. Who was Helen Trumbull?

9. What story does Norman encourage Sabbath to tell Michelle at dinner?

10. When Rosa arrives, what is Sabbath's excuse for the mess that he has made with Deborah's clothes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sabbath lost all interest in directing when Nikki disappeared. Why? What was so different about directing when he no longer had Nikki as his leading lady? Would Sabbath have continued to direct if Nikki had stayed? Would there have been any future in it for him? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Sabbath didn't want a faithful, exclusive relationship with Drenka when she was alive, but he was tortured by jealousy after she died. What did her death change? Why did his attitude change so much? Why was he unwilling to admit to Drenka that he was already being faithful to her? Was his explanation, that no other women wanted him, accurate? Or was he just refusing to admit that he was being faithful by choice? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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