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 does Clive feel is important in life?

2. After the men return from the stables, what does Mrs. Saunders ask Joshua?

3. What does Edward feel about the story Joshua tells him?

4. How does Betty greet Clive when he returns?

5. Who calls Edward names while he is playing with the doll again?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lin's values in this scene.

2. Describe the relationship between Clive and Joshua.

3. Betty discusses with Martin his marital problems with her daughter,Victoria. Is Betty judgmental about her daughter's current living situation? Give examples to support your answer.

4. What does the park symbolize?

5. What is the significance of Joshua telling Edward a story about his people?

6. Betty claims that Joshua, the servant, is being rude to her. When Clive confronts Joshua, his story is different. Why does Clive believe Joshua over his own wife?

7. How does the game hide and seek fit appropriately with the characters sharing feelings with each other as they encounter one another?

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

9. How does Clive describe the life he has?

10. What can the doll Edward takes from Victoria symbolize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the end of Act 1, Joshua aims a gun at Clive while Edward doesn't do anything to stop him. What is the significance of this event? Why would Joshua behave this way? Why wouldn't Edward try to prevent this?

Essay Topic 2

Is the Betty from Act 1 embracing the Betty from Act 2 an appropriate way to end Cloud 9? Why or why not? What does this embrace symbolize?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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