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. What does Gorgeous say about her husband's employment in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. What does Gorgeous first say about their mother in Act 2, Scene 2, after the revelations about the Sisters Rosensweig's relationships?

3. What does Merv say about his feelings for his late wife during Act 1, Scene 4?

4. What name does Merv call Sara by when they are left alone during Act 1, Scene 4?

5. What does Gorgeous say she is going to have soon when she leaves Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Pfeni and Geoffrey's relationship in Act 2, Scene 1.

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

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

5. What is represented by the Yiddish recording Sara plays?

6. How does Merv compare Sara to pre-war Jewish women?

7. Describe the mood as Act 1, Scene 4 opens.

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

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

10. What does Sara reveal to Merv in Act 1, Scene 4, about her emotional state?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For many people, birthdays are a time of reflection of their past, their present, and their future. The character of Sara experiences a birthday in the play. Discuss how she is at a major crossroads. Examine her past, her present, and her future at this crossroad.

Essay Topic 2

Two important play references occur within the play. Chekhov's Three Sisters is one; The Scarlet Pimpernel is the other. Choose one of these other plays and explore its meaning and parallelism to the play at hand.

Essay Topic 3

A theme of familial expectations runs through the play. The character of Rita appears to have had expectations for her daughters. Sara has expectations for Tess that her daughter rebels against. Discuss familial expectations and how those expectations are either fulfilled or altered during the course of the play.

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