The Threepenny Opera 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. Who sings the song, "What Keeps Mankind Alive"?

2. What does Peachum intend to disrupt the Coronation with?

3. Where is Lucy's bedroom?

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

5. Who tells Jenny she looks "like sicked up milk"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the term Deus Ex Machina. Where does this theatrical device originate? How does it apply to The Threepenny Opera? Why do you think Brecht chooses to implement this?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how exposition is illustrated in The Threepenny Opera. What does "Exposition" mean? What are the different methods of exposition and what is the primary method implemented in The Threepenny Opera?

Essay Topic 3

Macheath and Mr. Peachum are the driving forces in The Threepenny Opera. Compare and contrast these. How are they alike? How are they different? What do they symbolize in regards to the theme?

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