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. What noise interrupts the argument between McCann, Goldberg, and Stanley?

2. Where is the liquor poured in Act 2, Part 3 from?

3. What number does McCann and Goldberg taunt Stanley with during their interrogation?

4. What does McCann sing for Meg in Act 2, Part 3?

5. Who urges Meg to propose a toast to Stanley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of sexual tension in the play. What might be the author's purpose for creating this tension?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism of the broken drum in the play. In what way might it have represented Stanley's emotional state?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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