Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long is Wykowski with the prostitute?
2. What grade does the judge give Carney for his fantasy?
3. Where does the prostitute say she's from?
4. Does Eugene have sex with the prostitute?
5. How many times has Carney had sex?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Toomey threaten to do to the men unless the thief gives himself up?
2. How does Eugene's notebook describe Epstein?
3. What does Eugene say when Wykowski asks if he means what he wrote?
4. How does Eugene react to Rowena when she talks about herself?
5. How does Toomey treat Epstein, and why?
6. What is the soldiers' new sergeant like?
7. Who does Eugene talk to at the end of the scene, and why?
8. What prevented Eugene from seeing any action in the war?
9. Describe how Toomey wakes up the soldiers.
10. What does Rowena say about her home life?
Discuss homosexuality in the play.
1) How do the soldiers view homosexuality, and why? Why do they use homosexuality as an insult?
2) Why does Eugene suspect Epstein is gay, and why does this make him reluctant to become close to Epstein? Why are the other soldiers quick to think that Eugene might be right?
3) Does Hennessey's experience as a homosexual man in the army change how he reacts to the other soldiers and instances of bigotry? What is the army's reaction to homosexuality, and why?
Discuss confrontation in the play.
1) Epstein isn't afraid to confront the other characters, while Eugene tends to be non-confrontational. Why do the two characters take these different attitudes? What are the dangers and benefits of Epstein and Eugene's attitudes toward confrontation?
2) Which of the soldiers are willing to be confrontational toward Toomey, in what circumstances, and why? What does this say about the soldiers?
3) How does being confrontational personally relate to one's ability to be a soldier in the play?
Toomey's method of teaching the soldiers is one of cruelty and punishment. Discuss this methodology and its portrayal in the play.
1) Why does Toomey use cruel methods to train the soldiers? What does his method have to do with his experiences in the war? What is Toomey trying to accomplish?
2) How do Toomey's methods forge and change the relationships between the soldiers?
3) What kind of relationship does Toomey develop with the soldiers? Why do they miss him after he's gone?
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