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. Who does Alexa say she is writing about Wyler's film treatment?

2. What does Wyler want to do to Alexa in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. What is the photographer's assistant drinking?

4. What new accessory is Alexa wearing in Act 1, Scene 5?

5. Why, according to Alexis, do writers always have the last word?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What story does Alexa tell Wyler about Bethany Vance?

4. What does the photographer think of Wyler as he is taking his picture?

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

6. What happened to Skunk's money, according to Alexa?

7. What prompts Wyler to start writing in Act 2, Scene 9?

8. Describe the setting of Act 1, Scene 2.

9. How does Alexa "kill" Michael each time she tells the story of his death?

10. Why did Wyler change his name?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love is also an underlying theme in the play. How is love portrayed in the play? What characters experience love? What characters lack love? How does love or the lack thereof influence the play's storyline? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Alexa has gotten away with conning people numerous times before she cons Wyler, who then decides to go after her. Why has no one before Wyler tried to track down Alexa? What has stopped them? How has this enabled Alexa to continue conning people? In turn, what makes Wyler want to track down Alexa? Why is he different from the rest of her victims? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

There are several references to "As Bees In Honey Drown" throughout the play, including the title of this play. What does the saying mean? Does the saying take on different meanings in each reference? How does each character interpret this saying? What does this saying say about life in general outside of the play? Use specific examples in the response.

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