Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is not a reason Flan lists for his clients wanting to deal with him instead of a gallery?
2. At the end of this section, who does Flan think Ouisa will say is God's name?
3. When does the Kittredge's housekeeper come in?
4. At the beginning of this section, Flan describes a painting by what artist?
5. Which of the following characters tries to leave in the chaos of applying first aid to Paul?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Trent's ultimate plan for Paul?
2. What is the meaning of the title of the play?
3. How does Paul describe his father in this section?
4. What new information does the Detective have when he calls Ouisa and Flan?
5. What information has Flan been keeping from Ouisa that he tells her at the end of this section?
6. Describe the dish that Paul prepares.
7. How does Dr. Fine deal with Paul's deception?
8. What surprise do the Kittredges have speaking with Larkin and Kitty?
9. Why does Geoffrey call at the end of this section?
10. How does Flan respond to Paul's calling Ouisa?
Paul's deceptions throughout the play are met with a combination of incredulity, rage, and sadness. Write an essay about the reaction characters have to Paul's crimes, in three parts:
Part 1) What does Dr. Fine think he is achieving in offering Paul the use of his brownstone? What emotions and social attitudes does the realization of Paul's betrayal evoke in Fine?
Part 2) Why does Flan react so vehemently against Paul and never waver thereafter? What does he think Paul's motivation is in lying to them?
Part 3) Why do the parents become obsessed with discovering the truth behind Paul's deception? Why do they go as far as publishing their story in the New York Times.
The Kandinsky in the Kittredge condo is the central symbolic image of the play. Write an essay about the significance of this image. What theme do its opposite sides symbolize? How does the opposing control and wildness of the painting manifest itself in the action onstage? How do you interpret Paul's cryptic final words?
Six Degrees of Separation exists in a world of hyper-literate individuals. As such, it is riddled with specific references to art, pop culture, and New York. Write an essay about references and allusions in each of these three realms of thought. Who makes them on a regular basis? How do they flesh out both individual characters and the world of the play as a whole? Do they date the play?
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