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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who makes a joke as the sisters sit together, trying to help the mood?
2. Natasha wants the circumstances in #102 to happen so that ______ can have her room.
3. Who says there should be a society created to help the victims of the disaster?
4. Who is being pursued by Ferapont, constantly walking away from him whenever he comes into the scene?
5. How many sections of the town have been destroyed according to reports in the scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Solyony is aggressive in his profession of love for Irina, but the reader gets the sense that this may not be as honest as it seems.
Part 1: In what ways does Solyony profess his love for Irina?
Part 2: Do you believe Solyony really loves Irina? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think Solyony is capable of love? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The many men who covet the sisters seem to indicate that love is an unpredictable thing, and that love can not always be contained within a marriage.
Part 1: List the married couples in the play. Are they happily married? Why or why not?
Part 2: List the lovers in this play. Are the lover relationships more or less satisfying to the characters? Why or why not?
Part 3: What does Chekhov seem to be saying about the idea of love in relation to the structure of being a married couple?
Essay Topic 3
The role of the army is one that continues to be seen throughout this play, whether in the lives of the characters or in the background of other events which take place.
Part 1: How is the army and the military revealed in this play?
Part 2: Does the military life seem to be one that is positive of negative? Support your answer.
Part 3: In the end, does the military seem to be a positive influence in the play? Does it seem to create hope or misery for the characters? Support your answer.
This section contains 345 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)