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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Act 2, how does Miriamne entice Mio to stay?
2. What is Miriamne's ethnic background?
3. Which character surprises the cast with an appearance in Act 2?
4. Who tells Mio to leave the apartment?
5. Where does Miriamne tell the tramp to lie down?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What role does truth play in the drama? How does the quest for truth motivate the characters? How does truth inspire fear among some characters? What role does truth play in the final outcome of the play?
Essay Topic 2
Compare Miriamne's compassion with Mio's desire for revenge. How do these two emotions conflict throughout the play? In the end, which emotion proves to be the strongest and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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