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. When Prior tells Belize his wet dream involved a woman who is not "conventional," to whom does Belize suggest he is referring?
2. Of whom does Ed Meese remind Martin Heller?
3. Who has the last line of Millennium Approaches?
4. Which of the following is not a term that Louis uses to describe the lawyers that do not comfort him while he's crying?
5. To what does Joe Pitt compare his heart in Act 2, Scene 9?
Short Essay Questions
1. What trick does Roy Cohn play on Ethel Rosenberg at the end of Act 4?
2. How does Prior respond to the approach of the Angel in Act 3, Scene 7?
3. What is Prior's reaction to Belize's gift in Act 5, Scene 8?
4. Why is Hannah lost in Act 3, Scene 4?
5. What is the Angel's official edict, and why does she want it delivered to Earth?
6. What are Joe and Harper's secrets in Act 1, Scene 8?
7. Why does Harper long for the end of days?
8. What does Roy have to say about a father's love in Act 2, Scene 4?
9. How do Prior and Hannah meet the second time?
10. How do Prior and Harper meet for the first time in the real world?
Essay Topic 1
Tony Kushner's play takes place almost entirely in New York City. This is the home of virtually every character, but he also has two other distinct settings that exist in the real world but exist in the play as fantastical realms. Write en essay about these two places. Why does Kushner choose them as fantastical lands? What is different about them? What do they represent?
Part 1) Antarctica
Part 2) San Fransisco
Essay Topic 2
Angels in America is a celebration of the essential commonality of all people. Write en essay on this theme, focusing on the beleaguered relationships that mature throughout the play. What do Hannah and Prior, Belize and Roy, and others discover about themselves and their supposed foils? Conclude the essay with a statement regarding Kushner's opinion of humanity.
Essay Topic 3
The New York of Tony Kushner's play is a city of interlocking relationships that connect everyone to everyone else. Write an essay about the convoluted ways that people find each other and affect each other's lives. Focus on the connection these people have to each other and what they become in each other's presence:
Part 1) Roy and Belize
Part 2) Louis and Joe
Part 3) Hannah and Prior
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