Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For whom does Fredricks work?
2. What do Dan and Cindy do?
3. How old is Cindy?
4. What town is the setting for the play?
5. Where has Helen Laski been spotted?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Griffin when he leaves the Hilliard house?
2. What does Eleanor ask Dan?
3. What does Dan tell Ralphie and what does Ralphie and Griffin do after Eleanor and Chuck have left the house?
4. During the first scene at the Hilliard house, how does Eleanor feel when her family are all gone off to their daily places, and what does she do?
5. What gives the sheriff's office a clue about the convicts?
6. What does Ralphie do when he comes home?
7. What does Dan do when he arrives back at his house?
8. What does Carson tell Bard about his behavior?
9. What does Griffin say that makes Hank angry?
10. Why is Griffin upset about Robish and Hank?
A literary technique called "foreshadowing" is seen several times. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Define what the literary technique of foreshadowing and cite several examples of it in the play Desperate Hours.
2. What are literary techniques? Name several of the most common and define them.
3. Take the literary techniques you define in question number 2 and give examples of their occurrence in this story or some other piece of literature or film.
4. Do you think authors intentionally plan to write in literary techniques such as foreshadowing? Explain.
Mr. Patterson, the garbage man, comes by to collect money for the monthly bill and realizes something is suspicious. Robish jumps on the back of his truck and ends up murdering Mr. Patterson. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Is there anything Mr. Patterson could have done to be safe? Would you have thought to check the back of your truck under the same circumstance?
2. Do you think that the only thing Robish could have done is kill Mr. Patterson? What about tying him up and letting someone else know later? What does it say about Robish as a person that he so easily kills a man?
3. Do you think Glen Griffin would have taken the same action as Robish against Mr. Patterson? What about Hank?
Tensions begin to mount halfway through Act 2, and Griffin seems to be losing control of the other two convicts. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Do you think the other two men had originally decided that Griffin was their leader? How do you think it was determined who took charge?
2. Who is in charge of the Hilliard family? Why do you think this is so? Do you think the dynamics of the family would be different in the 21st century? Would the same person still be in charge?
3. Who else in the book seems to demonstrate leadership qualities besides Dan and Glen? Does anyone?
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