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

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

3. What do Tess and Tom reveal during Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Who clears the dinner table at the opening of Act 1, Scene 4?

5. What do Tess and Sara argue about during Act 1, Scene 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What secrets that Gorgeous has been hiding are revealed in Act 2, Scene 2?

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

4. How does the unseen character of Sonia fit into Act 1, Scene 4?

5. What is implied by Geoffrey in his scene with Pfeni when he talks of friends dying unfulfilled?

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

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

8. Explain why Pfeni and Geoffrey were first drawn to each other and crazy about each other when they met.

9. What might the tea kettle Nick gifts to Sara represent?

10. What does Merv reveal about his wife?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Each sister is either avoiding a truth in her life or hiding a truth in her life.

1) Discuss each sister in turn.

2) Choose one thing she is either hiding or running from.

3) Discuss the resolution or change that occurs during the course of the play.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two objects in the play and describe their role in symbolism. You might choose the tea kettle Sara receives, the statue of Shiva, the Chanel suit, Merv's shirt, or something else. What is symbolized by the object, and what is its role in the play and to the characters?

Essay Topic 3

What is each sister's relationship to the past? Do they embrace it, reject it? Does that change during the course of the play? Examine each sister in turn and her relationship to her own past.

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