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

Douglas Carter Beane
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the photographer's subject's real first name?

2. What is missing from the recording studio?

3. Where does Act 2, Scene 2 begin?

4. What clothing does the subject want to take the picture in?

5. What does Alexa want Wyler to write?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Alexa think Wyler is pursuing her after she conned him?

2. How does Alexa react to Wyler writing in a composition book?

3. What does Alexa offer Wyler since he is not writing?

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

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

6. Why do Alexa's victims not stop her from scamming someone else?

7. Why do Kaden and Illya call Wyler in Act 2, Scene 6?

8. Describe how Alexa tells Wyler deals happen and "culture is maintained."

9. Who is Swen?

10. Why does writing not come easily to Wyler?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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