A Children's Tragedy Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 147 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Children's Tragedy Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the last scene of the play take place?

2. After he tells Melchior his story, how does Moritz summarize his feelings?

3. How does Moritz's father react to his son's death?

4. What do the teachers blame as the cause of Moritz's suicide?

5. How does Hanschen feel about the painting?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ilsa's life.

2. What game does Melchior initially not participate in at reform school? Why does he change his mind?

3. How does Mrs. Bergmann attempt to defend herself from Wendla's anger in Act III, scene 8?

4. Why does Moritz commit suicide at the end of Act II?

5. What is significant about the singer Moritz thinks about in Act II, scene 7?

6. Why does her sister having a child come as such a surprise to Wendla?

7. Describe what happens in the hayloft when Wendla first enters.

8. What philosophy does Melchior claim to believe? What action follows in the hayloft?

9. What claims does the masked man make to Melchior and Moritz?

10. Describe Wendla's mood and thoughts in Act II, scene 6.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hanschen and Ernst find happiness together at the end of the play while delivering a scathing critique of their society. Compose a brief essay on this statement in the following format:

Part 1) Discuss the town and school's impressions of Ernst and how he is able to get along despite them.

Part 2) Discuss Hanschen and Ernst's beliefs in comparison to the rest of their town.

Part 3) Discuss the two boys finding love out despite their extremely repressed society.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following topics to write about:

- The significance of Ina having had three children in two years of marriage and Mrs. Bergmann's refusal to explain sex to her daughters.

- Moritz's relationship with Ilse.

- The reformatory students in contrast to Melchior.

Essay Topic 3

How does Wedekind intertwine sex and violence? How is this a theme of the play? What characters appear to embody this idea? How does Goethe's "Faust" relate to this? How is this enacted on stage? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

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