The Ghost Sonata Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who is Hummel going to the play with?

2. What does the old man say he cannot do?

3. Who appears behind the colonel's daughter?

4. What does the boy first feel when he sees the colonel's daughter?

5. Why does the old man ask the student who he was talking to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Johansson think it is too late to the help the student?

2. What disaster happened in Stockholm the evening before?

3. How does Amelia take control of the situation?

4. Who arrives at the dinner party?

5. Why does Amelia say she stays in the closet?

6. What does Jacob tell the Colonel about the Colonel's family name?

7. How does Jacob say he can help the student?

8. Why does Jacob say he is at the dinner?

9. Why is the Hyacinth Room also called the room of ordeals?

10. How does the play end?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine Strindberg's writing style. How would you describe the author's style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the play.

1) How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?

2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the play's themes?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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