The Threepenny Opera Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 is Macheath's "Tragic Flaw"?

2. What do the prostitutes talk about after Jenny's exit in the brothel?

3. The Solomon Song is sung by whom?

4. Which prostitute has underwear with the "black lace border"?

5. When is Macheath hanged?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is Macheath's "Tragic Flaw"? How is this exemplified in the play? What are his noble characteristics? Compare and contrast the two.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the tenets of Marxism. How do they apply to The Threepenny Opera? Use examples from the text to support your point.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Brecht's allusions to the Bible in The Threepenny Opera. Who quotes passages from the Bible and what purpose do they serve? What symbols can be seen as Biblical references? What point (or points) regarding religion do you think Brecht is portraying in this play?

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