The Seagull Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Medviedenko think he heard in the theater the previous night?

2. Where has Arkadina gone?

3. What game do the characters play?

4. Which of the servants says "God bless" to Arkadina?

5. What does Nina say she has not done for two years?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the values of the 1900s.

In what ways are the characters a product of their time?

How does the play express the changes Russian was going through at the time?

Does modern society share any values with 1900s Russia?

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between a character driven play and a plot driven play? How does Chekhov develop his characters to create a story? What are the main elements of a character driven story?

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