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

Describe the time period and setting of The Threepenny Opera. What events occur to create the economic and social climate that the play inhabits? How does this play into the musical?

Essay Topic 2

How does The Threepenny Opera differ from more traditional musicals of its time? How does it differ today? Use examples from the text and references to prior productions to support your claim.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the theme of The Threepenny Opera. How is this theme executed? How does the theme represent Brecht's sociopolitical views?

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