She Stoops to Conquer 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 Mrs. Hardcastle promise to give Constance right away?

2. When Kate arrives, how does her testimony conflict with young Marlow's?

3. What does Mrs. Hardcastle not recognize as Tony and Constance banter back and forth?

4. What does the letter from Sir Charles Marlow indicate?

5. How does Mrs. Hardcastle show her blind love of her son, Tony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pretend you are a writer for an 18th-century newspaper and write a critique of Mr. Goldsmith's play. In your critique be sure to mention Goldsmith's departure from the sentimental comedy of his day. Note the passages in the play that would border on the scandalous in his time. Discuss the continuity of the play and the use of subplots. Detail your opinion about the believability of the characters.

Essay Topic 2

Asides are devices used in many plays and melodramas. They are used to let the audience know what a character is thinking, to let the audience know what has happened off stage, and to whisper something to another character onstage without letting other characters know what is being said. Write a paper using asides from SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and give your opinion as to their effectiveness and contribution to the story.

Essay Topic 3

Education in the 18th century was limited almost exclusively to the upper classes. Using Mr. Hardcastle's servants and Tony's inability to read Hastings' letter, write a paper on the disadvantages of illiteracy. Carry the idea on to the 21st century and how important education is today.

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