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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 best phrase to describe Philip's perception of his world during this dark time?
2. What is Philip ultimately seeking as he is making his escape and intending to end his life?
3. What does Mollie feel the new house will do to the relationship she has with John?
4. Which character tries most to console Mollie in her most desperate, grieving time?
5. What is name of the character who first comments on the furnishings in Paris's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and Contrast the characters of John Tucker and Philip Lovejoy. Include the ironies of their lives, including where they come from and who they have become. Discuss how their characters pull different, yet equally powerful emotions out of Mollie. Finally, include Mollie as the driving force of their decisions in your essay. Use 3 pieces of textual evidence in your essay.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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