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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. Whom does Mrs. Smith believe is dishonest?
2. According to Mr. Smith, if a schoolmaster teaches his pupils to read, what does a cat do for its young?
3. When did Mr. and Mrs. Smith attend Bobby Watson's funeral?
4. Which mildly offensive word does Mrs. Smith begin to chant after Mr. Smith begins his bird name chant?
5. In Mrs. Smith's story, "The Bouquet", why does the fiancé take back the bouquet of flowers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the protagonist and antagonist of the play.
2. How are the characters emotionally distant and disconnected?
3. What revelation does Mary give about the Martin family?
4. Describe Mrs. Martin.
5. Describe the story of the calf that gave birth to a cow.
6. How is the plot developed in the play?
7. Who is Bobby Watson?
8. What is the purpose of the meaningless banter among the characters?
9. Describe the story of "The Snake and the Fox."
10. What conflicts arise in the play and how are they resolved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the significance of the mirror? How does each character view himself or herself? What fears exist among the characters when presented with the concept of personal reflection and how does that fear relate to the theme of the play?
Essay Topic 2
How is conversation utilized in the play? What topics are discussed throughout the conversation? How do characters interact with each other throughout the conversation? Is the conversation productive?
Essay Topic 3
What societal rules are broken in the play and how does the blatant disregard for other characters feelings reflect the value each character places on the others? Based on their actions within the society on stage, what value do the characters place on themselves? How does the disregard for others feelings contrast with the appearance of polite English society the characters attempt to emulate?
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