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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 does Sara do as a profession?
2. What does Gorgeous encourage Sara to do as the two sister discuss Sara's surgery and subsequent events in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. What does Gorgeous say Sara has become?
4. What happens to the party as Gorgeous chatters on?
5. What does Gorgeous do for a living?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sara act toward Merv in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. What do we learn about the time setting of this play in Act 1, Sceen 3, and what indicates that?
3. What might be inferred about the play or the people in it from the performance from The Scarlet Pimpernel?
4. What are Sara's relationships like as seen in Act 1, Scene 1?
5. What is represented by Pfeni's traveling with shopping bags and how is this indicated in Act 1, Scene 1?
6. What does Sara believe men's perceptions of her are, and how does Merv seem to perceive her?
7. What does Gorgeous appear to be interested in?
8. In Act 1, Scene 2, what are the preparations for the Sabbath?
9. Describe the relationship between Geoffrey and Pfeni.
10. How does Sara feel about Tess's school project?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why do you think the playwright chose to set this play in London, as opposed to New York? What impact does it setting have on the story and on the individual characters?
Essay Topic 2
Each sister is transformed in some way by the events that occur during the course of the play. Discuss each sister in turn, and how she is transformed.
Essay Topic 3
How are the various characters' identities as Jews important to them?
1) Discuss why someone might turn their back on their identity.
2) Through three characters, show how they either identify or do not identify as Jewish persons.
3) Explore, through your own opinion, whether or not it is important to hold onto your roots.
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