Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the Man's response when the Woman offers to play the flute for him in Scene 7?
2. What does the Man tell the Woman to do about her music in Scene 5?
3. What is the Woman doing in Scene 6?
4. Why does the Woman say the Man would not like her music?
5. After the Man compliments the Woman on her flute playing, how often does the Woman say she will play her music?
Essay Topic 1
The Woman's vase and flowers have great meaning and influence on the plot of the play. She is very protective of her flowers and vase, and they serve to be the only source of decoration in the set. With support from examples of the play, answer the following:
1) What do the flowers and the vase symbolize in the play?
2) Why does the Man take a flower from the vase in the first scene? What happens to the stolen flower, and what does that mean in the eyes of the Man?
3) Why does the Woman take such good care of her flowers? How do others, such as the villagers and the Man, perceive this dedication?
Essay Topic 2
The Man and the Woman start as strangers, but their relationship evolves into something much different. Respond to the following using examples from the play to support your answer:
1) How does the relationship of the Man and the Woman change from when they first meet to the middle of the play? How does the relationship change from the middle of the play to the end of the story?
2) What influences the change in the relationship between the characters? Do they both long for the same thing? Do they both fear the same thing?
3) How does the relationship between the Man and the Woman affect the Man after the Woman's death?
Essay Topic 3
The fear that the Man and the Woman have has great impact on the way the two characters respond to each other. Answer the following with supporting examples from the play:
1) Why does the Man fear the Woman? What qualities about the Woman intensify his fear?
2) Does the Woman fear the Man as much as the Man fears the Woman? Why?
3) What do both the Woman and the Man fear? Does this concern bring them closer together, farther apart, or both? How?
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