Uncle Vanya 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. Sonya says that she has ___________ and urges Vanya to do that same.

2. Astrov says that his work shows a clear picture of decline brought by _____________, by ignorance, and by a total lack of awareness.

3. Yelena notes that someone like Astrov is like the bright __________ rising in the midst of the darkness.

4. Sonya says there are a lot of things she could do if she felt like it: work on the __________, visit the sick, etc.

5. The Professor calls Vanya a _______________ and tells him he can have the estate.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The storm seems to be a symbol of the anger and frustration in the group of people in the play.

Part 1: Why do you think a storm is a good representation of conflict amongst people? Or isn't it?

Part 2: Do you think the group of people changes after the storm passes? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think Chekhov decided to use the storm in the play versus another event?

Essay Topic 2

Various characters at various times talk about how they regret many things they have not done.

Part 1: Why do you think the characters are suddenly regretting things in the course of this play?

Part 2: Do you think a person should express their regrets? Why or why not?

Part 3: How might one avoid having regrets in one's life? Is this an impossible task?

Essay Topic 3

It's pointed out that Vanya used to have convictions, but he doesn't seem to have any anymore.

Part 1: Do you think it's important for a person to have convictions? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think Maria is concerned that Vanya doesn't have convictions anymore?

Part 3: Do you think you have convictions right now? Why or why not?

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