The Birthday Party Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first person to come downstairs in Act 3, Part 1?

2. What is the name of the game the party guests play?

3. What does McCann tell Goldberg he won't do again near the end of Act 3, Part 1?

4. What does Meg do when she hears someone coming downstairs in Act 3, Part 1?

5. What does Goldberg do when Meg asks him if he is going out in a car?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the significance of the characters' past haunting their present in the play. What details did we learn about the characters past and what role did this have on their portrayal in the play?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the significance of Ireland in the play. What importance did Ireland serve to further the story along? What does Ireland have to do with Stanley's past?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the author's use of suspense in the play. What methods did he use to create a sense of suspense in the lives of these characters?

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