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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who cries out, asking where his past has gone and where his hopes have disappeared?
2. Who quotes confusedly from a poem as she has earlier in the play?
3. What are the firefighters asking for permission to do?
4. Who is worried that plans have been made to send her away since she seems to be pushed away during the scene?
5. Who says he is professing noble emotions even though he feels he is being ignored?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Olga is a curious sister in this play, with many unique attributes and ideas about life.
Part 1: Describe the character of Olga.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Olga to Natasha.
Part 3: Summarize the events which take place in Olga's life during the play. What do her experiences have to say about who she is and what her importance to the play is?
Essay Topic 2
When Irina reveals she has never loved, it seems to be a sad statement of her life and her future.
Part 1: Do you think Irina has truly never loved? Why or why not?
Part 2: What characters do seem capable of love? Why did you choose these characters?
Part 3: What does the idea of love seem to create in this play? In terms of those that do profess love, what happens to them?
Essay Topic 3
The ending of the play leaves the reader/viewer wondering if the sisters will every be truly happy in their lives.
Part 1: Describe the last scene of the play, what happens, and what the sisters are feeling.
Part 2: Do you have hope for the sisters at the end of the play? Why or why not?
Part 3: In terms of the family connection, do you think that's the only thing that matters in the end of the play? Why or why not? What does this ending seem to tell the reader/viewer about hope, about love, and about dreams?
This section contains 350 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)