As Bees in Honey Drown Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Douglas Carter Beane
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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. Ronald says Alexa only works with who in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. How does Alexa describe the way Wyler looks in his suit in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. What religion was Alexa's wedding?

4. What is the mood like at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Why does Alexa tell Wyler not to look at her in Act 1, Scene 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alexa respond to Wyler when he does not want her to pay for his suit?

2. According to Alexa, what is the "finest word in the English language"?

3. Why does Alexa not want to deal with agents?

4. Why does Wyler go to the newsstand shop in Act 1, Scene 7?

5. What happens as Wyler and Alexa are checking out at the department store?

6. How does Alexa explain how putting on an art show is a good idea?

7. Describe the opening setting of Act 2, Scene 5.

8. Why does Alexa contact Kaden in Act 2, Scene 9?

9. What does Wyler do as Kaden lists names of people he knows Alexa has scammed?

10. What does Alexa mean when she says, "No one pulls the cashmere over the eyes of a writer"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of art imitating life is prevalent in the play. How is this theme depicted? How is this theme important to the play? What characters are involved in this theme's development? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Several characters in the play are on a quest for fame and fortune. What characters are involved in this quest? How does each try to achieve this goal? What characters succeed? What characters fail? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The climax of the play occurs when Skunk attacks Wyler outside of the newsstand. Why does Skunk attach Wyler? How is this event the climax of the play? What occurs after Skunk attacks Wyler? What events does this attack put into motion? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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