The Three Sisters Test | Lesson Plans 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 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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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