The Boys in the Band Test | Mid-Book 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. Which of the following is not prevalent in Act 1?

2. What is Alan's sexual persuasion?

3. The story is about how many people?

4. Alan claims to not pass judgment on ____________________.

5. What is the sexual persuasion of the people in the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Emory annoyed with Cowboy?

2. Which gift seems to have the most significance for Harold?

3. How do the men try to make Alan feel more comfortable at the party?

4. How does the relationship between Larry and Hank become apparent during the game?

5. What insight does Donald share about what he has learned in therapy?

6. How does Alan react to the insinuation that he is gay?

7. What does Alan's character symbolize in the play?

8. How is Michael surprised when he grabs the phone from Alan?

9. With whom does Emory leave the party?

10. What is Michael's attitude at the end of the play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The play takes place in the late 1960s as America is experiencing free love, war protests and radical shifts in music. Research this period in America and create a multimedia presentation of the clothes, food, music and people during this time.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Crowley use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of Alan's character in the play? Why did the author choose to insert him into the drama? Do you think Alan or the other men are better off for Alan's presence in the play? Explain.

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