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. What role does Clive have in his family?

2. What does Clive tell Harry in Act 1, Scene 4 about the situation with Betty?

3. As characters find themselves alone with each other during the second game, what happens?

4. After Edward protests to the adults about playing with the doll, what happens to him?

5. Why does Betty protest the news of their upcoming visitor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Betty's split from Clive leaves everyone in a state of shock. How did others view the marriage of Clive and Betty?

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

3. Edward quits his job to "keep house" for Victoria and Lin. Is this situation surprising?

4. When Clive kisses Mrs. Saunders goodbye, Betty attacks her. Why does Betty act this way?

5. At the end of the Act, Joshua points a gun at Clive and Edward stands by and does nothing. What do these events signify?

6. Why would Edward shout at Joshua to obey Betty?

7. Ellen reveals to Clive that Edward has been playing with dolls. How does Clive react to this news? Is his reaction surprising?

8. Why would Lin, Victoria and Edward perform a ritual to invoke the ancient female goddess?

9. What is the significance of the discussion of the violence in video games?

10. Why would Edward not want Clive to hear about the incident with the doll from Ellen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the role of women during the time in Africa with modern day London. How have the roles changed? What could have caused these changes? Are there any ways in which the roles of women have no changed at all?

Essay Topic 2

Power is a theme within Cloud 9. Many of the characters want to be dominant, while others are more than happy as the subordinate. Which character do you believe holds the most power? What about that character makes them powerful? Did their power ever waiver? If so, when?

Essay Topic 3

How does society impact the plot? Identify an event in Cloud 9 that demonstrates an impact or view from the social component. How did society influence this event?

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