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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the military being posted, taking them out of town and away from their families?
2. Who calls out for Andrei to be quiet?
3. Who says he never married because he never had time?
4. Natasha wants the circumstances in #102 to happen so that ______ can have her room.
5. Who quotes confusedly from a poem as she has earlier in the play?
Essay Topic 1
The theme of loneliness is one that seems to float into each scene of the play. Each character seems to have their own definition of how they experience this separation from others.
Part 1: Choose two characters who have experienced loneliness and describe their experiences.
Part 2: Does loneliness seem to strengthen these characters or weaken them? Support your answer.
Part 3: What does Chekhov seem to be saying about loneliness in its effect on the sisters? Is loneliness a good or a bad thing?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Andrei is the brother to the three sisters of the title of this play. But while his role may not be as large, it may be more important.
Part 1: Describe the character of Andrei as he is revealed in the play.
Part 2: Do you think Andrei chose the life he created for himself or were there other reasons for him to be in the life situation he chose?
Part 3: Do you feel sorry for Andrei in this play? Why or why not?
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