Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Eugene say that his moment with Daisy is important?
2. What does Toomey ask Epstein?
3. What happened to Epstein?
4. Why does Daisy resist Eugene's advance on her?
5. How close does Eugene feel from being a writer?
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?
A major structural feature of the play is the soliloquies delivered by Eugene. Discuss the use of soliloquies in the play.
1) Why does the author include soliloquies that give the audience insight into Eugene's thoughts? Why does the author use Eugene's notebooks as the source of these soliloquies?
2) How would the play be different if Eugene did not talk to the audience? How would it shift the focus of the play?
3) What does the audience learn about Eugene from his actions alone, and how does this differ from what the audience learns from hearing Eugene's thoughts and writings?
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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