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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes in, looking for Masha twice during the end of the scene?
2. Who does the answer to #122 ask to play the piano although she insists she cannot remember?
3. Who wants to get rid of Anfisa, calling her someone who is unnecessary since this character does all the work around the house anyway?
4. Who does Irina think changes Andrei, a supposition that has upset her greatly?
5. Where is the final scene set in Act 4, Part 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Within this play are many examples of the number '3' - not just in the title itself. The relevance of the number '3' seems to indicate a pattern within this play and within the lives of its characters.
Part 1: List at least three examples of where the number '3' is shown in the play.
Part 2: What is the significance of the number '3' in this play?
Part 3: What might Chekhov be trying to show the viewer or the reader in using the number '3' so often?
Essay Topic 2
Olga is a curious sister in this play, with many unique attributes and ideas about life.
Part 1: Describe the character of Olga.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Olga to Natasha.
Part 3: Summarize the events which take place in Olga's life during the play. What do her experiences have to say about who she is and what her importance to the play is?
Essay Topic 3
The ending of the play leaves the reader/viewer wondering if the sisters will every be truly happy in their lives.
Part 1: Describe the last scene of the play, what happens, and what the sisters are feeling.
Part 2: Do you have hope for the sisters at the end of the play? Why or why not?
Part 3: In terms of the family connection, do you think that's the only thing that matters in the end of the play? Why or why not? What does this ending seem to tell the reader/viewer about hope, about love, and about dreams?
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