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 time does Alexa and Wyler's plane leave?

2. How much does Alexa offer Wyler per week to write the screenplay?

3. What age does Alexa say she got married?

4. What is Wyler holding at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4?

5. Who is Swen?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who is Swen?

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

6. How does Wyler explain the slow development of the film's treatment?

7. What does Wyler question about Alexa's story in Act 1, Scene 5?

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

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

10. Why is Ginny, the young violinist, nervous about getting her picture taken?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Setting and scene background are extremely important to a play. Why is setting and scenery important to a play? What are the various setting used in this play? How are they important to the action of the play? How does the setting add to the action? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

There are various genres of plays. Identify the genre of "As Bees In Honey Drown." Support the genre chosen with specific examples from the text. Could the play fit into more than one genre? How?

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