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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Irina say she will do before begging everyone to go to Moscow?
2. Who is dueling Solyony for the love of Irina?
3. Natasha wants the circumstances in #102 to happen so that ______ can have her room.
4. Who begins to weep and says she can't stand her life?
5. Who does Irina discover has fallen asleep when she enters in this scene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Masha is one of the more outspoken sisters, and in doing so, she seems to give the reader/viewer a better idea as to the relationships between the sisters.
Part 1: Describe the character of Masha.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Irina to Masha.
Part 3: What is Masha's purpose in the play? What do her actions create within the context of the play? Does she seem to be a likable character? A likable sister?
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
Irina seems to be a sister with a lot on her mind throughout the play.
Part 1: Describe the character of Irina.
Part 2: Compare and contrast Irina to Olga
Part 3: What kind of character does Irina seem to be? Does she seem like a hopeful character? Why or why not? What does her presence seem to say about the idea of dreams?
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