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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the firefighters asking for permission to do?
2. Where does Irina always dream of finding her true love, which is why she wants to return to this place?
3. Who has shaved off his mustache because someone else did it first?
4. Who comments they forgot to say goodbye to him?
5. Who are Chebutykin and Andrei afraid will stop them from going out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of celebration seems to be one that doesn't necessarily bring joy to the characters.
Part 1: Describe the celebrations that take place in this play.
Part 2: What causes these celebrations to be less than celebratory?
Part 3: Do you think the characters want to have celebrations and joy in their lives? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The family relationship is one that also seems important in this play, both in its presentation and in its effects on others.
Part 1: Describe the family relationship in this play. Who is involved?
Part 2: What importance do the parents of the sisters seem to have for their current experience? How do the dead parents affect the sisters now?
Part 3: Does Chekhov seem to be saying that family is all you need? Why or why not?
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