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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Philip consider the power of love to be?
2. What is Mollie the most grateful for after Philip's death?
3. Who has Mother Lovejoy transfered her affection to now that Philip has passed?
4. What does the color of Philip's face represent?
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
Who is the protagonist, antagonist and foil in 'The Square Root of Wonderful?" Explain your reasoning for choosing each character and give examples from the text, including scenes that define these characters in their roles. Next, name the flat, or two-dimensional characters and how they lack depth. Then discuss how the play works because of the synergy of the entire cast.
Essay Topic 2
Family obligation is a heavy burden for many people. Mollie is passionate over Philip, but also feels a commitment to him because of their past and because of her obvious involvement with his family. Discuss how family obligation can sometimes blind us from our true hearts desire and can serve as the ultimate obstacle to happiness because of the weight of responsibility. How does Mollie represent that weight? Use examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the confusion of the character of Mollie in terms of the decision she must make between John and Philip. Why is she is love with John? What does John provide that Philip does not? In what ways is Philip a perfect match for her? In what ways is Philip the wrong person for her to re-marry? Finally, how will her decision affect Paris?
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