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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Natasha wearing as she passes through the room?
2. Who says he/she will not see Irina again, which is a sad statement to Irina?
3. Who has shaved off his mustache because someone else did it first?
4. Who picks a fight with Tusenbach over the love of Irina?
5. How long will it be until Vershinin's wife and daughters can follow him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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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