The Hostage Test | 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. What does Pat sing?

2. What do various characters say about the Soldier?

3. Why can Mulleady not leave with Miss Gilchrist?

4. What does Monsewer think about Irish martyrs?

5. About what does Pat sing?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what is the article? How do the various characters react?

2. What does Monsewer want to do with the Soldier? To what does this lead?

3. For what does the Soldier ask? Does he get it? Why or why not?

4. How does Meg respond to Pat's comment about the house being little more than a brothel? How does he reassure her?

5. How does the scene end?

6. For whom does the Soldier mistake Miss Gilchrist? Why?

7. What do Meg and Pat say about money?

8. What do Meg and Pat say about Monsewer's past?

9. What is revealed about Mulleady and Meg in the beginning of this scene?

10. Of what does the Soldier try to convince Meg?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Princess Grace makes a comment about the censor.

Part 1) What is the censor? What is the censor's purpose?

Part 2) How does this affect Ireland?

Part 3) How does it increase tension between Ireland and England? Are censors used in other parts of the world? Do they create such tension? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

All of the characters are "prisoners."

Part 1) How is each character a "prisoner?"

Part 2) Are they able to escape? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are people prisoners in real life? How do these hostage situations in the story reflect real life?

Essay Topic 3

Musical interludes and dark humor are repeated throughout the play.

Part 1) Describe two of these moments. Why do they take place?

Part 2) What is the overall purpose for these musical interludes and dark humor? Of what performance styles does this remind you? Why?

Part 3) Does this enhance the story? Why or why not? What is the playwright's purpose for using this music and humor?

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