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 is the photographer's subject's writing about?

2. What is Wyler holding at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 5?

3. Why does the photographer think it is good the subject did not change his initials?

4. What does Alexa make Wyler promise her as she tells him the story in the hotel room?

5. Ronald says Alexa only works with who in Act 1, Scene 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Morris Kaden?

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

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

4. Why does Wyler call some of Alexa's previous victims?

5. How does Ronald describe the people Alexa works with?

6. Why does Wyler contact Ginny?

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

8. What does Alexa use to transform herself into Alexa Vere de Vere from Brenda Gelb?

9. Why does Ginny call Wyler in Act 2, Scene 6?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the major themes of the play is fantasy versus reality. How is this theme evident in the play? What characters have problems dealing with fantasy versus reality? What does this theme say about life both in the play and in general? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There are several references to the role and job of the writer in the play. According to the characters in the play, what is the role of the writer? According to the playwright, what is the role of the writer? Are these viewpoints similar or different? Why is the writer important or not important? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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