Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Write an essay about the motivations and objectives of Harper Pitt. Her actions seem kinetic and meaningless to Hannah and Joe, but she is driven by something deep and ingrained in her psyche. What drives Harper to gobble Valium and act madly? Cite statements made both by her and by Joe to examine the meaning behind her madness.
Louis and Belize are foils to each other in Angels in America. Write an essay about the dynamic that exists between them, focusing on the two long conversations they have and the night in Roy Cohn's hospital room. How are they different, and how are they similar? In what ways does Belize serve as Louis' conscience in these scenes? How does each man change as a result of this relationship?
The play Angels in America centers on two men battling the ravages of AIDS: Prior Walter and Roy Cohn. As the health of both men deteriorates, both become immersed in a supernatural world. How do the different experiences of Prior and Roy reflect two different attitudes towards death? AIDS? Companionship? In an essay, use these men's relationship to death and disease to delineate their different worldviews.
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