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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Claire recall that Ill used to buy cigarettes from in their youth?
2. What does Claire remark that she hates in Act 3, Scene 3?
3. What does the Schoolmaster claim the town is "not" moved by in its actions in Act 3, Scene 4?
4. From what passage of the bible did the Priest make a sermon in Act 3, Scene 1?
5. What is the principle concern that Claire's visitors come to speak to her about in Act 3, Scene 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author suggest the play resembles in the postscript?
2. In Act 3, Scene 2, how do the townspeople view Ill?
3. Why is the vote held twice in the final scene? Why do the reporters leave?
4. What does Durrenmatt say in reference to allegory or symbolism in the postscript?
5. What does Ill thank Claire for in Act 3, Scene 3?
6. What takes place in the climax of the play? Where is this scene located?
7. What does Durrenmatt say regarding the setting of the play?
8. How has Ill's character undergone a drastic change in Act 3, Scene 2?
9. What does the mayor tell Ill in Act 3, Scene 2 when offering him the gun?
10. What does Durrenmatt mean regarding "not imposing excessive meaning" in the postscript?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the elements of Absurdism, Epic Theater, Satire, and Comedy in The Visitor. Name specific examples of each within the text and define the terms in your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the terms "action" and "objective" in relation to the character of Claire. Describe some of the actions this character takes and the motivating forces behind them.
Essay Topic 3
Examine and analyze the character of Ill. How does this character come to embody a tragic hero? What transition does he make in the course of the play?
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