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A Children's Tragedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Moritz feel about his dreams?
(a) He believes they are messages from God.
(b) He looks forward to them.
(c) He fears they are evil dreams.
(d) He does not understand them.

2. Because of the objectionable content of the play, what did Wedekind have to do for the play to be printed?
(a) Marry the daughter of a publisher.
(b) Write out every script used for the first performance.
(c) Agree to a free commission of another play for the publisher.
(d) Pay for publication himself.

3. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Moritz dream about?
(a) God.
(b) Sex.
(c) Hell.
(d) Dying.

4. Who does Bentley believe is the inspiration for the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Gabor?
(a) Wedekind's parents.
(b) The parents of Wedekind's girlfriend.
(c) The prime minister and his wife.
(d) Wedekind's siblings.

5. In the introduction, what is NOT one of the mentioned allusions in the play?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Faust.
(d) Brecht.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Wendla complain about her new dress?

2. In what decade did Wedekind write A Children's Tragedy?

3. When was the play produced in America?

4. To whom does Bentley relate the masked man, especially in relation to summary of morality?

5. What is Eros according to Bentley?

Short Essay Questions

1. What thought does Wendla have that offends her mother? Where does it come from?

2. Describe Martha's parents.

3. What are Melchior's beliefs about good deeds, as related to Wendla?

4. How do Mrs. Bergmann and Wendla deal with the girl's maturation in Act I, Scene 1?

5. Why does Moritz not want to listen to Melchior's explanations about sex?

6. How does Bentley describe Moritz and Melchior in relation to each other in his introduction?

7. How does the introduction of this play describe Eros and Thanatos?

8. According to Bentley, what are some possible identities of the masked man at the end of the play?

9. According to the summary in the introduction, what will happen to Melchior?

10. Why is Mrs. Bergmann concerned about Wendla's old dress?

(see the answer keys)

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