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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 has the crowd gathered to do in Scene 8 of "Phaedra's Love"?

2. How is Phaedra related to Hippoytus in "Phaedra's Love"?

3. What does Ian describe while Cate performs fellatio on him in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

4. What does Phaedra enter with in Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"?

5. What is Hippolytus playing with in the opening of Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting of "Phaedra's Love". Upon what play is the story based?

2. In what state does the protagonist awaken in Part 2 of "4.48 Psychosis"?

3. What is the central theme of "Crave"? How does this relate to the other works in the anthology?

4. What plot threads emerge in the second half of "Cleansed"?

5. How does "4.48 Psychosis" reflect an Aristotilian aesthetic?

6. Why is Grace beaten in Scene 10 of "Cleansed"? Who appears to her in this scene?

7. How many works are included in Sarah Kane: Complete Plays? What themes tie the works together?

8. What is Ian's principle objective in Scene 1 of "Blasted"? What tactics does he employ?

9. What does C discuss regarding men and sex in Part 2 of "Crave"?

10. What does Strophe do when she discovers who Phaedra is infatuated with in "Phaedra's Love"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss and describe the characters of Carl and Rod in the narrative as well as the theme of forbidden love. How do Carl and Rod represent this theme?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the plot structure of "Phaedra's Love". How traditional is the structure? Where is the exposition, rising action, climax and denouement?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of impossibility of human connection in "Crave". How is this theme reflected in the other works in the anthology?

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