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?
Harper Pitt often communicated with people who are real but not presently in the room with her. In Kushner's world, her hallucinations provide her insight into absent people. Write an essay about three of these occasions. What does she learn from them? How do these experiences all fuel her paranoia and fear and make her feel more isolated?
Part 1) Her mutual dream with Prior in Millennium Approaches
Part 2) Joe Pitt's arrival in Antarctica in the beginning of Perestroika
Part 3) Joe and Louis's argument in the midst of the Diorama at the Mormon Visitor's Center
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.
In the beginning of Perestroika, Alexii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov, the oldest living Bolshevik, speaks at length about the importance of Theory when launching a new era. Write an essay about the importance of theory to the central characters of the play. Choose three major characters and analyze the Theory - or lack thereof - that guides them in their actions. Does this Theory ever fail them? Are they searching for something new?
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