The Seagull Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. 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

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Pick two characters from the play and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Chekhov's writing style. How would you describe his style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does his style give to the story?

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