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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Kate's response as Marlow moves closer to her?
2. What does Kate say to herself about Marlow.
3. When Marlow enters, who gets the blame for all the trouble in the house?
4. What does Mrs. Hardcastle discover when she goes to help Tony with the robber?
5. How is Hastings shocked by Marlow?
Essay Topic 1
Words have changed their meaning since Goldsmith wrote this play. For example, the word modesty is used in an entirely different way from the way we use it today. Find at least ten examples of words that have a different meaning today and write a paper showing how they are used in the play and how we might use those words today. In some cases, it might be that the word in the play is no longer used and you will need to provide a modern word that expresses the same idea.
Essay Topic 2
Staging of plays in Goldsmith's day was much different from the way it is today. There was no curtain. At the end of a scene, the actors all walked off the stage and the stagehands came in and changed the backdrop and the furniture. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER has stood the test of time, however, and is still staged today. Write a paper about how you would stage the play and handle the different scene changes.
Essay Topic 3
The jewels are an important element in the story, although they are never seen. Using this example, write an essay about how valuables often become more important than people. Use Mrs. Hardcastle to show that her greed for keeping the jewels in her family was actually more important to her than Tony's happiness.
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