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

2. What does Alexa say creative people have to protect them?

3. What word does Wyler use to describe Alexa's life story and past?

4. What time does Alexa and Wyler's plane leave?

5. Who wants to play Alexa's father in her movie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Wyler offer to charge the reverb equipment?

2. Why does Wyler stop by Mike's loft in Act 2, Scene 8?

3. Why does Alexa tell Wyler she has been self-absorbed when they are on the ferry?

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

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

6. Where did Mike meet Alexa?

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

8. How does Bethany react when Wyler tells her Alexa referred to her as a masochist?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Each of the acts is subtitled "Life" and "Art," respectively. Why are these subtitles used? What additional information can the reader infer about the act based on the subtitle? Could these subtitles be changed? What might they be changed to? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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