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Sarah Kane
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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. Who rapes and kills Strophe in Scene 8 of "Phaedra's Love"?

2. Who deduces that Phaedra is in love with Hippolytus in Scene 3 of "Phaedra's Love"?

3. What does Ian ask Cate to find and give to him in Scene 4 of "Blasted"?

4. Where does Scene 8 of "Phaedra's Love" take place?

5. Who is a drug dealer and doctor, and he is the commander of the university and concentration camp in "Cleansed"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What aspects of Ian's personality are revealed in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

2. How does Ian restrain Cate in the room in Scene 2 of "Blasted"? What does he say to make her stay?

3. In what way does the soldier torture Ian after raping him in Scene 3 of "Blasted"?

4. How is Ian's job illustrated in Scene 1 of "Blasted"? What history between Ian and Cate is revealed through exposition?

5. What does Phaedra tell Hippolytus in Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"? What is his response?

6. What elements of the setting are revealed in greater detail in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

7. What is the symbolic and thematic center of "Cleansed"?

8. Why does Phaedra consult a doctor about Hippolytus in Scene 2 of "Phaedra's Love"?

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

10. What is Sarah Kane's purpose in showing such graphic violence in "Blasted"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters of Phaedra and Strophe in "Phaedra's Love". What is Phaedra's objective in the play? What obstacles does she face?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Seneca's play Phaedra and the character of Hippolytus. How is Hippolytus described in Seneca's play? How does he differ in "Phaedra's Love"?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the character of Cate in "Blasted". What is Cate's objective in coming to the hotel with Ian? How old is she?

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