The Three Sisters Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is having an affair with Vershinin, which has caused quite a scandal?

2. Who talks happily about her life with Olga in the apartment above the schoolhouse?

3. Who tells Natasha about her caller in the carriage?

4. What is Natasha wearing as she passes through the room?

5. Who tells Tusenback to go out of the house in order to give other characters some privacy?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The idea of dreams is one the pervades this play. Everyone has dreams, and few realize them.

Part 1: What are the dreams of each of the characters?

Part 2: What does Chekhov seem to be saying about the idea of dreams and their relevance to happiness?

Part 3: What are some dreams which are realized in the end of the play? Are any truly realized?

Essay Topic 2

What's interesting about this play is that the men are just as flawed as the women in their actions and in their ideas.

Part 1: Compare and contrast the emotional natures of the men and the women in this play.

Part 2: Does it seem the men are 'typical' men or are they different from the stereotypical male characters? If they are different, explain how. if they are the same, explain that answer.

Part 3: Does Chekhov seem to be saying that the sexes are equal in relation to their experience of life? Support your answer.

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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