As Bees in Honey Drown Test | Final Test - Hard

Douglas Carter Beane
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the art gallery in Act 1, Scene 4?

2. To what does Alexa compare herself in Act 2, Scene 6?

3. What does Wyler's visitor want in Act 1, Scene 7?

4. Who does Wyler ask Kaden about in Act 2, Scene 2?

5. How many telephones are on stage in Act 2, Scene 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Plays often use flashbacks to provide the audience/reader with additional information about earlier events. Douglas Carter Beane uses different flashback techniques than other playwrights. What are his techniques? How are they useful? Are they better than other flashback techniques? What information is Beane able to provide the audience/reader with the use of these techniques? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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