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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who professes his love for Masha, which he tends to do quite often?
2. Who are Chebutykin and Andrei afraid will stop them from going out?
3. What does Vershin want Masha to do for him in order to keep their connection to each other?
4. What language can the answer to #132 not remember anymore, showing her lack of connection to passion in her life?
5. Who is worried that plans have been made to send her away since she seems to be pushed away during the scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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