M. Butterfly Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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M. Butterfly Test | Mid-Book 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. How much does Pinkerton pay for Butterfly?

2. During the Revolution, what signs would hang in the windows of the clubs in Shanghai?

3. What is Song wearing when Gallimard enters her apartment?

4. Where does Scene 11 take place?

5. In the stage directions, who does David Henry Hwang compare Song to in appearance?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gallimard look at his marriage? Who did he marry? What did he marry for?

2. Why does Toulon approve of Gallimard's infidelity?

3. Why does Gallimard want Song to say she is his Butterfly?

4. In the end, who does Gallimard cast as the role of Madame Butterfly? Why?

5. What is the nature of Gallimard's experiment with Song? Why does he decide to treat her in this fashion?

6. Why did Toulon send Gallimard back to France?

7. Why does Song consider Gallimard her greatest acting challenge?

8. Why does Helga want Gallimard to visit the doctor? How do their wants differ in Act 2, Scene 5?

9. Why did Toulon decide to keep Gallimard on board with the intelligence division?

10. What is Gallimard's relationship with Marc?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Song is on the witness stand, he describes his situation with Gallimard in great detail. One major point he has relates to the masculine/feminine characterization of the West and East and the "Rape mentality" the former has for the latter.

1. How does Song define "Rape mentality?"

2. How does this mindset relate to Song's opinion of international relations? How do those relations compare to Song's opinions of men and women from those countries?

3. How do all of these factors culminate in Song's relationship with Gallimard?

4. Do you agree with Song? Do you believe Gallimard's intentions reflect Songs opinion on their relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the theme of parenthood in the play.

1. Why does Helga want to have a baby? Why does she want Gallimard to see a doctor? Why is there conflict over this?

2. Does Gallimard want to be a father? Why or why not?

3. What are Song's motives for "mothering" Gallimard's child? How does introducing a baby change the stakes for Gallimard and Song?

Essay Topic 3

During Act 1, the opera of Madame Butterfly serves as a structure to the first act.

1. How does each character reflect the part he/she plays? How are they different?

2. What is important about the story of Madame Butterfly in conjunction with the story of the play?

3. How does it foreshadow events in the play?

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