The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Claire say of Sunshine Square in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. Whose performance in the choir does Claire remark upon in Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What does Claire call her ninth husband?

4. From what passage of the bible did the Priest make a sermon in Act 3, Scene 1?

5. What was Claire's father's occupation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe the author's notes in the postscript describing the approach to direction and performance of the play. What elements are essential? What should not be emphasized too deeply?

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