Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who seems to have a hearing problem as evidenced by the need for other characters to repeat themselves?
2. To whom does Vershinin tell the story of the prisoner who did not notice the beauty of bird song until he was incarcerated?
3. Which one of these characters is the Chairman of the District Council?
4. Who is the one sister who wouldn't be able to go back to Moscow?
5. When Irina turns down the book, to whom is the book next given?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Tusenbach tell Irina as he kisses her goodbye?
2. What has Andrei been chosen to do by Protopopov?
3. What do Irina and Olga talk about in relation to Moscow and their living situation?
4. When Irina says she hopes to see Fedotik and Rode again, Fedotik says they will not. Why is that?
5. Why can't Chebutykin help Andrei with his shortness of breath?
6. What does Tusenbach tell Irina to ask the servants to do?
7. What is Masha's response to #27?
8. What is Masha angry about in relation to her brother?
9. Who recalls how beautiful the sisters' mother used to be?
10. What happens a year ago to the day at the opening of the play?
Irina seems to be a sister with a lot on her mind throughout the play.
Part 1: Describe the character of Irina.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Irina to Olga
Part 3: What kind of character does Irina seem to be? Does she seem like a hopeful character? Why or why not? What does her presence seem to say about the idea of dreams?
Masha is one of the more outspoken sisters, and in doing so, she seems to give the reader/viewer a better idea as to the relationships between the sisters.
Part 1: Describe the character of Masha.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Irina to Masha.
Part 3: What is Masha's purpose in the play? What do her actions create within the context of the play? Does she seem to be a likable character? A likable sister?
What's interesting about this play is that the men are just as flawed as the women in their actions and in their ideas.
Part 1: Compare and contrast the emotional natures of the men and the women in this play.
Part 2: Does it seem the men are 'typical' men or are they different from the stereotypical male characters? If they are different, explain how. if they are the same, explain that answer.
Part 3: Does Chekhov seem to be saying that the sexes are equal in relation to their experience of life? Support your answer.
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