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

2. How did Roseanna react when she first found out about the scandal concerning Sabbath?

3. How does Sabbath think that Michelle earned the money that she hid in her drawer?

4. Why does Sabbath think that Norman is throwing him out?

5. Which of the following reasons is Sabbath's justification for taking the money and pictures upon fleeing Norman's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Sabbath do after opening the box of Morty's possessions?

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

6. What does Sabbath notice in Fish's house?

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

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

9. What was the scandal that caused Sabbath to lose his job at the college?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sabbath's "Indecent Theater" was well-known for its obscene material. Why did Sabbath chose indecency as his ultimate goal? What was he hoping to accomplish with his theater? Why did it make him feel fulfilled? Is there any other profession in which Sabbath would have been happy? If so, which one? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, most of what Sabbath says is framed as biting sarcasm. But how much truth underlies his type of "humor"? What is the author trying to accomplish by framing Sabbath's attitudes and comments in a sarcastic fashion? Is it to merely entertain the reader? Or is there other significance to that method? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, it is obvious that Sabbath is obsessed with sex. Why? Does Sabbath know of any other ways to be close to people? What is he seeking and hoping to gain via his sexual encounters with women? Is Sabbath conscious of the psychology that relates to his obsession with sex? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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