The Sisters Rosensweig Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. At the close of Act 2, Scene 2, what do the sisters say they look forward to talking about in the future over tea?

2. The morning after, during Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sara imply about her night with Merv?

3. What do Pfeni and Gorgeous encourage Sara to do in Act 2, Scene 2, as they share a glass of wine?

4. What does Sara say to Merv about the possibility of a liaison during Act 1, Scene 4?

5. What compliment does Geoffrey pay to Pfeni during their conversation at the start of Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is spoken about passion?

2. What is Sara's response to Merv's compliments in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. Explain the two epiphanies Geoffrey has at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2 regarding Pfeni.

4. How is Sara closer to her true self after Act 2, Scene 2?

5. How is Pfeni closer to her true self after Act 2, Scene 2?

6. How does Gorgeous think her sisters feel about her?

7. Who do the three sisters toast and why?

8. Why might Sara refuse to sing for Merv?

9. What truth does Gorgeous speak to Pfeni about Geoffrey?

10. Which sister seems to be the most truthful in Act 2, Scene 1 and why?

Essay Topics

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

Discuss the character of Tess and the nature of each of the following:

1) Adolescent rebellion

2) Self-discovery

3) Familial ties.

In light of these elements, how does Tess change over the course of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Sara is repeatedly described as "bitter" and "cold" and "hard." Discuss her emotional journey throughout the play. Offer specific examples of her hardness, then her gradual softening. What incidents cause some of the changes along her journey?

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