Between the Acts 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. What is used to get the audience's attention and stops them from dispersing after the final act of the pageant?

2. Where does Flavinda await her love in "Where There's a Will, There's a Way"?

3. Where does Miss La Trobe go after the pageant ends?

4. Who does Mr. Oliver say should not be thanked for the pageant?

5. What show does Mrs. Manresa say she recently took her nephew to see?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mrs. Swithin suggests thanking Miss La Trobe after the pageant is over, what does Mr. Oliver explain?

2. What does the audience talk about while they wait for the next scene of the pageant to commence?

3. What role does Budge play in the pageant, and what does he explain to the audience?

4. What does Reverend Streatfield ask the audience for at the end of the pageant? What interrupts him?

5. What does William think to himself as he says good-bye to Mrs. Swithin?

6. How is the third section of "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" conveyed to the audience? What amused the audience during this dead moment in the program?

7. What does the narrator predict will happen between Giles and Isa at the end of the novel?

8. How does "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" end?

9. What does Giles imagine himself as after "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" ended, and what did he take as the moral of the story?

10. Where does Miss La Trobe go after the pageant?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some examples of romance in the novel "Between the Acts"? How does Woolf portray these romantic feelings? Is this a central element of the novel? What deeper meaning might these examples of romance contain?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and interpret the third scene of the pageant in the novel "Between the Acts". Describe the third scene. What are the Victorian elements found in this scene? How does the audience react to the Victorian elements? Who are the characters in this scene?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the motif of music and sound. How does Woolf use music in the novel? How are sound and noise used? How do these elements affect the tone of the novel? What themes do the music and the level of sound illustrate?

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