Doubt Test | Final Test - Hard

John Patrick Shanley
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Sister Aloysius say Donald Miller will lie to protect Father Flynn?

2. According to Mrs. Muller, what would Mr. Muller do to Donald if the situation at St. Nicholas gets out?

3. In the sermon Father Flynn delivers in Scene 6, where did the gossipy woman go the day after she gossiped?

4. What does Sister James say to Father Flynn as she leaves after their conversation in Scene 7?

5. What does Mrs. Muller say Father Flynn gives Donald?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mrs. Muller has an interesting way of protecting her son. This is revealed in how she feels about Donald's relationship with Father Flynn and her concern for his education. Write an essay discussing what Mrs. Muller believes to be true about her son and how that affects what she thinks is best for him? Why does she appreciate Father Flynn's interest in her son rather than worry about it?

Essay Topic 2

There are so many ways in which doubt is raised throughout the course of the play. In Scene 5, we see a confrontation between Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius, and by the end the audience is left wondering if the battle is more personal than professional. What is your opinion on the confrontation? Is Sister Aloysius simply out to get Father Flynn because of personal differences, or is she truly concerned about his professional role with the students and their well-being? Provide examples to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Mrs. Muller's relationship with her husband is much like Sister Aloysius' relationship with the men in the church. Write a brief essay explaining how these relationships are similar. What does Sister Aloysius attempt to do that Mrs. Muller seems afraid to do? What is the result?

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