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. Why does Sabbath begin to cry while sitting at Norman's table?

2. What excuse does Sabbath give Rosa for having gone through Deborah's drawers?

3. What does Crawford say about Sabbath's family?

4. What is Sabbath's reply when Michelle tells him how highly Norman spoke of him?

5. What is Sabbath's response when Norman comments on his isolation from society?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the items that Sabbath finds in the box containing Morty's possessions?

2. To whom does Sabbath link himself in the obituary that he composes on the subway?

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

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

5. Why does Norman invite Sabbath to stay with him?

6. How does Sabbath convince Michelle to have an affair with him?

7. Why does Norman throw Sabbath out of his home?

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

9. How does Norman react to Sabbath when he first sees him again?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sabbath describes his time on the "Romance Run" as some of the best years of his life. How did participating in the "Romance Run" at such an impressionable age affect Sabbath's personal development? Why? Would the "Romance Run" have had less of an impact on Sabbath if he had participated in it at a less crucial time in his personal development? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

At one point, Sabbath says that Norman is everything that Roseanna ever wanted in a husband. However, Sabbath does not have to work very hard to convince Michelle to have an affair with him. Why is that? What is Norman lacking that makes Michelle willing to have an affair with Sabbath? Would it be something about which Roseanna would not care? Or is Sabbath erroneous in his assessment of Norman? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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