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?
Many tragedies affect the characters of this play - so many that it seems tragic that these characters should endure so much.
Part 1: List the tragedies that take place in this place.
Part 2: Which tragedy is most important or most traumatic to the characters of the play?
Part 3: What do these tragedies symbolize in regards to the characters? How are the characters changed by each tragedy they face?
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?
The character of Natasha is often a catalyst for other characters in the story, or at least a focus point for criticism.
Part 1: Describe the character of Natasha.
Part 2: What do the sisters each think of Natasha? Do you feel they are well-founded in their ideas about her?
Part 3: Why do you think Natasha is so concerned about her children? What does this say about Natasha's confidence in herself and in the world?
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