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 does Trieplieff say is golden?

2. What is Jacob carrying?

3. What does Jacob ask Trigorin if he should pack?

4. Which of Boris' books does Nina mention?

5. What city does Nina say she is going to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the way the author uses the characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? How does his use of the characters affect the story?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the generation gap between younger and the older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Is generational gap expressed in Seagull particularly wide during this time or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?

Essay Topic 3

Why do Simon and Masha get married if they are not both in love? In what way does Chekhov suggest that union could prove destructive? What effect could such marriage have on children?

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