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. What is Murphy's version of how Williams escaped?
2. Who is the mayor looking for in Act 2, Part 2?
3. What is the loud noise heard outside of the press room in Act 1, Part 2?
4. When does Mollie say she saw Williams in Act 1, Part 4?
5. Who did Williams tell he was innocent, according to Woodenshoe?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Burns deal with Bensinger in Act 3, Part 1, and what parallel can be drawn between that and another character in the book?
2. What two different meanings can be interpreted from the way the other reporters react to Hildy's leaving in Act 1, Part 3?
3. What is one example from Act 1, Part 2 of the way the authors are portraying reporters as selfish people with only one agenda?
4. How does Mollie react to the reporters and what does Murphy do to cause her to leave in Act 1, Part 4?
5. What impression does Hildy make in relation to his general character at the beginning of Act 1, Part 3?
6. What does the conversation between Hildy and Peggy at the beginning of Act 2, Part 2 bring to light, and how do they relate to Hildy's inner struggle?
7. Why is Bensinger so protective of his desk and phone in Act 1, Part 1?
8. What does Louie report to Burns in Act 3, Part 1, and why is the response of the characters significant?
9. What are the possible motives of Mollie's desperate act at the end of Act 2, Part 4, and what might they cause Hildy to think about at this point in the play?
10. What is the one thing Burns says that gets Hildy to write the story in Act 2, Part 5, and what does it say about Hildy's character?
The playwrights of The Front Page use the "layering of facts" technique throughout the play. Describe three examples of this technique in detail, explaining how it is used in each case, why the authors may have used it, and how effective it was.
Burns and the mayor show many similar character traits as the story unfolds. Describe these similarities and what they mean for both characters. In particular, what does it represent for Burns in an ironic, or even hypocritical sense? Be sure to use the play to provide specific examples.
The reporters are joking in the background of many acts in the play, displaying their cynicism as well.
1) Describe three situations where the cynicism or joking is illustrated and why you think the authors included it for those specific parts of the play.
2) Describe the time or times that Hildy also participated in the cynicism and joking, and why it was necessary to show that side of his character. What did it illustrate?
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