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. What does Wyler do for a living?

2. Who is Alexa "flanked by" when she is in London?

3. Where are Alexa and Wyler going after they pick up Swen?

4. What is Act 1 subtitled?

5. How does Ronald describe Alexa in the beginning of Act 1, Scene 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kaden react when Wyler goes to see him about Alexa in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Where does Alexa suggest they go to write the film?

3. How does Alexa find her victims, according to Kaden?

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

5. What happens when Wyler calls the hotel looking for Alexa in Act 1, Scene 8?

6. Who is Amber?

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

8. Who do the muses appear as in Act 2, Scene 9?

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

10. How does the photographer respond to Wyler's photo setting request?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are several lessons learned by the play's various characters. Identify the lessons learned for each particular character. How are these lessons learned? Why are they important? What lesson is the playwright trying to teach the audience/reader? How has the playwright identified these lessons as important? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

The playwright uses several instances of foreshadowing throughout the play. Identify the uses of foreshadowing. How do these situations foreshadow later events in the play? Why are these events important? What does the audience/reader learn from these events that the characters in the play do not? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The playwright uses the element of deus ex machina in the play. What is this stage element? What does it mean? How does the playwright use it? Is it effective or not? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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