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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which character tries most to console Mollie in her most desperate, grieving time?
2. How does Paris respond to his father's idea of leaving?
3. Who does John think Mollie must choose to save from a similar fate as Philip?
4. What does the state of the furniture in Paris's house make it look like the family is in the throws of?
5. What kind of surroundings does Philip prefer now as opposed to his boyhood?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the theme of "The Square Root of Wonderful?" What is the main idea or underlying meaning? It may be stated or implied but it is an idea the author returns to time and again and is the most important idea in the story. Explain your answer by sharing the feelings of the main character, the thoughts and conversations he has, the actions and events of the story, and what the characters ultimately learn.
Essay Topic 2
What is the symbolism in the play? How is the symbolism brought forth to the reader? Describe how the white covered furniture is a symbol. Discuss how the symbolism housed within the play is a direct element to the unfolding of the play. Use three examples of symbolism and their affect on the characters in your response.
Essay Topic 3
There is a fine line between genius and madness. Discuss how artistic genius can also be a curse. Include examples in history as pieces of evidence. Then, discuss how the character of Philip is a archetypal blueprint of a jaded artist. Include two pieces of dialogue in your answer.
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