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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Shadow take away from Trock in Act 1, Scene 3?
2. In Act 1, Scene 3, what advice does Mio give Miriamne about love?
3. What is Miriamne's ethnic background?
4. Who is accused of Shadow's death?
5. Why didn't the Sergeant find Shadow's body in the room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the setting of the play is designed to affect the mood of the drama. How do the character's placement onstage (blocking) affect the mood of the play? What role does music play in setting the mood of the play? How does mood and setting help express the themes being presented as the scenes change?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the balance between hope and despair evident in the play. How does the action and dialogue of the play affect that balance? How is the balance between hope and despair used to express the themes of the play? In the end, which emotion do the remaining characters experience and why?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the significance of justice in the drama? How does the quest for justice motivate the characters? What differing opinions exist among the character about the nature of justice? What role does justice play in the final outcome of the drama?
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