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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 Topic 1
The character of Natasha is often a catalyst for other characters in the story, or at least a focus point for criticism.
Part 1: Describe the character of Natasha.
Part 2: What do the sisters each think of Natasha? Do you feel they are well-founded in their ideas about her?
Part 3: Why do you think Natasha is so concerned about her children? What does this say about Natasha's confidence in herself and in the world?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Faith is something that also pervades this play, showing up in moments where the characters feel they have to persevere as they believe in something better.
Part 1: How do the male characters in this play experience or share their ideas of faith with each other and with the reader/viewer?
Part 2: How do the female characters in this play experience or share their ideas of faith with each other and with the reader/viewer?
Part 3: What does this play seem to offer about faith? Is it a worthwhile thing or something that only leads to disappointment? Support your answer.
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