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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tusenbach remembers how happy Irina was on what day?
2. Where is the final scene set in Act 4, Part 1?
3. Chebutykin says it's understandable the people love Irina since she resembles _____ so much.
4. Olga says the whole town is gossiping about whom, much to her dismay?
5. Who seems to be the only person in town happy that the soldiers are leaving, according to Tusenbach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The setting of the play doesn't change much from beginning to end. This causes the viewer/reader to focus more on the interactions than on the space in which these interactions take place.
Part 1: List the settings of the play.
Part 2: Discuss why Chekhov may have wanted to keep the settings to a minimum. What might this achieve?
Part 3: How do you think the setting, or lack thereof, has affected the mood of this play?
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
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?
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