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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Philip done to convince Mollie that he loves her?
2. What is Philip inevitably intending to do because he cannot solve his own problems?
3. What color is Philips face?
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 is Paris's answer to his father's idea to leave together?
Essay Topic 1
Describe the tone and mood of The Square Root of Wonderful. What does the authors attitude imply? Discuss the elements of pessimism, optimism, earnestness, bitterness, joy, and seriousness that are embedded in the play. Discuss the choice of objects, details, images, and words that contribute to the mood of a play. Explain your answer by using specific scenes and characters.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the element of foreshadowing in The Square Root of Wonderful? How many times is foreshadowing used and is it a powerful tool for the reader to better understand the characters and plot of the play? Give examples of foreshadowing in your answer.
Essay Topic 3
The allure of security is a driving force in the plot development of The Square Root of Wonderful. How important is security in a marriage or relationship in the present day? How important was the role of security in a marriage or relationship in the 1950s? Discuss how love and marriage differ in terms of needs and desires now versus then, weaving in security and safety in your response.
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