Autobiographies Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why was Yeats afraid to ask his best friend permission for something he wanted to do?

2. Why was Yeats hesitant to put Synge's last play on the stage?

3. What was Yeats humbled by when he got to Stockholm?

4. What was Maud doing when she needed protection?

5. How did Yeats think a writer should learn to write about different kinds of people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Synge's last play, and how was it received?

2. What kind of speeches did Maud give when Yeats accompanied her?

3. How did Synge feel about his impending death, and how was this viewed by his friends?

4. How did Moore act when the theater ran into financial problems?

5. What did Yeats say was ruining the Ireland he loved?

6. What did Yeats write about in his letters to Lady Gregory?

7. What was Yeats usually feeling when he wrote in his diaries?

8. What did Yeats say was the main difference between religion and spirituality?

9. What happened when Yeats got to Stockholm, and how did he feel about this?

10. How did Yeats feel about literature education?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freedom was a crucial theme and symbol in this book. How was this theme presented, and how did its place in this plot affect the main people in Yeats's life?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the people touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 3

Yeats and Synge are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to cite some support, write a compare/contrast essay about these two authors.

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