Cloud Nine 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. How does Edward react to Clive's taunts during the game at the picnic?

2. What does Edward protest when he is yelled at for playing with the doll?

3. Why does Harry refuse Edward's request in Act 1, Scene 4?

4. What is Mrs. Saunders initial reaction to Clive's request?

5. Where does Clive arrive home from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Maud's personality.

2. What view of Edward does his confession to Victoria allow the audience to have?

3. Martin leaves alone after the ritual. What does this tell the audience about his position in this group?

4. In Act I, Scene 1, Harry introduces the reader to his family. Describe Harry's family.

5. After learning his parents were killed in the village that was destroyed, Joshua says that Clive is both "his mother and his father." What does Joshua mean by this statement?

6. Betty proposes the idea of buying a large house for everyone to live in. What is the purpose of Betty wanting to do this?

7. Describe Lin's values in this scene.

8. What does the bringing of Martin into the ritual represent?

9. What does Clive's "empire" symbolize?

10. What does the presence of Lin's dead brother's spirit demonstrate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although many of the conflicts are internalized within the characters, there are some external conflicts within the plot. What is one of the most crucial external conflict in Cloud 9? Why is this conflict so important?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the setting of Africa during the time of the British Empire to modern day London. How are the settings similar? How are the settings different? Are the settings appropriate for the storyline that took place within them? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the character of Edward. What is his importance in Cloud 9? Did his character develop throughout the story? If so, how? If not, why didn't he?

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