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. Which meal is Merrick being served the first time the nurse comes to meet him?
2. After exiting the train, who hands Merrick over to the police officers?
3. Which of the following adjectives best describes Merrick's compliments to Mrs. Kendal?
4. What does Treves tell Merrick is the one thing that will make him happy during his stay in the hospital?
5. How many policemen arrive in the streets and begin beating Ross and Merrick?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Mrs. Sandwich?
2. What insight does Merrick have about the play "Romeo and Juliet"?
3. Why does Treves think that Mrs. Kendall would be a nice addition to the team caring for Merrick?
4. Who are the pinheads?
5. What does Treves tell Merrick about anesthetic and his patient who nearly didn't come out of it?
6. How does the Bishop feel about his prayer sessions with Merrick, and what is Treves' response to the Bishop's claim?
7. What happens when Treves is finally enlightened and thinks of something worthwhile that he would like to print in the letter to the editor?
8. How does Merrick respond to Ross' unexpected visit?
9. What event is happening outside of Merrick's window when a talkative nursing attendant brings Merrick his lunch upon the completion of Merrick's model church?
10. How does Treves assure that Merrick can stay in the hospital as long as he desires?
Merrick's beliefs about God and art seem to coincide with one another as he views everything as imitations. Briefly describe Merrick's opinions about God, and then briefly describe Merrick's opinions about art, particularly his own. Then, explain how Merrick's beliefs of God and art are intrinsically connected to his opinions about imitation.
The nature of "freak shows" and traveling circuses are explored in the opening scenes of the play. Briefly describe the settings of the freak shows and the way the managers treat their "freak" employees. How does the microcosm of freak shows act as a symbol for the way the entire world views "freaks"?
Throughout the course of the play, many characters travel extreme spiritual journeys, relying heavily on the words of wisdom that the Bishop imparts on them. Choose one character who undergoes a spiritual journey and create a time line for that transformation. Then, explain how the spiritual journey relied heavily on their relationship with the Bishop and give an example of one piece of advice the Bishop bestowed upon the character.
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