August: Osage County Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Tracy Letts
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the August: Osage County Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Karen say she believes men are better than women at in Act 2?

2. How old is Beverly Weston described as in the stage directions?

3. To whose memory does Tracy Letts dedicate August: Osage County?

4. With whom did Steve go to get wine in Act 2?

5. What is the name of the book that Beverly wrote and published?

Short Essay Questions

1. What foreshadowing is revealed in the Prologue to August: Osage County?

2. How is the temperature of the Weston home metaphorical in August: Osage County?

3. What is significant about the reference to Sheriff Gilbeau in Act 1, Scene 1?

4. What is significant about the reference to the safety deposit box in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. How would you describe the conflicts between Barbara and Violet in Act 1, Scene 2?

6. What is the significance of Jean's partaking of marijuana in Act 1, Scene 2?

7. What information is revealed to the reader/audience in Act 1, Scene 3?

8. What is the first climax that occurs in Act 1, Scene 4?

9. What is significant about the revelations regarding Sheriff Gilbeau in Act 1, Scene 4?

10. Where does the second climax occur in Act 1, Scene 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of longing for connection in August: Osage County. How does this theme manifest itself through the main characters? How is the theme developed through action in the plot? What symbolism and/or imagery relates to this theme?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of the safety deposit box in August: Osage County. How does the safety deposit box tie into the major plot of the narrative? What does the safety deposit box represent symbolically or metaphorically? How does the safety deposit box relate to the themes of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the parent/child relationships in August: Osage County. How would you describe the different mother/daughter relationships in the play? How would you describe the father/son relationships? What symbolism in the narrative relates to this theme?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 824 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the August: Osage County Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
August: Osage County from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook