The Three Sisters Test | 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 seems to be the only person in town happy that the soldiers are leaving, according to Tusenbach?

2. Who is Irina marrying the very next day?

3. Who cries out, asking where his past has gone and where his hopes have disappeared?

4. Who moves into the school when she became headmistress?

5. What is the name of Natasha's other child besides Bobik?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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