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The Seagull Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Dorn's first name?



2. What does Arkadina want Sahmraeff to order for her?



3. What does Trigorin say makes him happy?



4. Who does Trepleff say watches Nina closely?



5. What does Dorn say destroys the individual?



Short Essay Questions

1. What do the characters say about Constantine's work when he is gone?



2. What do Masha and Simon discuss?



3. Why does Nina say she is nervous?



4. How does Peter react to Illya treating his sister so badly?



5. How does Peter think Madame Arkadina could help Constantine?



6. Who are Masha and Simon Medvedenko?



7. How does Illya react to Madame Arkadina's outburst?



8. What is the setting of the second act?



9. How does Boris react when Madame Arkadina says they leave?



10. How does Boris react to Madame Arkadina's insensitive comments?



Essay Topics

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the play and helps to express character and theme:

Setting

Point of view

Structure

Language

Examine the play's chronological setting.

What were the main concerns during the 1900s? How does the author express these concerns?

How would the author change the novel if it were set in today's society?

Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the play's themes?

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