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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Ed reading?
2. Who discuss a similar subject of that between Ed and Laurel?
3. How might Laurel have worked it out that her plan had been more successful?
4. What do Laurel and Ed do despite the presence of Alan and Arnold?
5. According to David, how has Arnold been since Alan's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following ideas in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. The title of this scene is "Fugue in a Nursery, Codetta." Define the word "codetta" as it applies to music.
2. How do you think a codetta applies to this scene?
3. What do you think the dominant theme of this scene is? Does this relate to the idea of a codetta?
4. If you were a musician, what type of music would you use in this scene (jazz, classical, rock, heavy metal, rap, etc...) Why?
Essay Topic 2
In "Fugue in a Nursery, Subject," in a conversation between Ed and Laurel, Ed restates his jealousy of Alan and the resentment of Alan's presence in Arnold's life and at the house this weekend. Discuss the following ideas in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. Do you think it is fair for Ed to feel jealous of Arnold having Alan when Ed left Arnold for Laurel? Explain your opinion.
2. There is a saying that "one cannot help how s/he feels." Give your response to this statement, using examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Do you think Arnold is jealous of Laurel? Why or why not?
4. Even if a person cannot help how s/he feels, the person can control how s/he acts upon those feelings. Do you believe this statement is true? Why or why not? Give specific details to support your statements.
Essay Topic 3
In "Fugue in a Nursery: Prologue," Laurel calls Arnold and invites him to come and visit her and Ed on the upcoming weekend. Arnold, with some hesitancy, accepts the invitation. Discuss the following ideas in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. Why do you think Arnold accepted Laurel's invitation?
2. If you were Arnold, would you have gone for the weekend? Would you have taken your current love interest or not? Why or why not?
3. Some people stay friends with past lovers and some never want to see them again. Which choice do you think is healthier? Explain.
4. If you were Arnold, would you have questions as to Laurel's motives for the invitation? Explain.
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