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. Why are they both captured and held hostage?

2. How did Monsewer choose his title?

3. How does Monsewer go out after hearing this news?

4. What do Pat, Meg, and Monsewer discuss?

5. As he comes in, the Soldier does what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place in the conversation between Teresa and the Soldier?

2. What is revealed about the boarding house?

3. Who does Miss Gilchrist want to leave with her? Why can this character not leave?

4. What happens when Meg sees Teresa?

5. What happens when gunshots are heard?

6. What does the Officer ask about Teresa? What is Pat's response?

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

8. What is revealed about the Soldier?

9. What does Pat tell the Soldier about his situation?

10. What happens when Mulleady asks about the shirts Meg was to have laundered?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is used throughout this story.

Part 1) Give two examples of foreshadowing. What is the purpose for this foreshadowing? What is coming in the story, and why?

Part 2) Is foreshadowing typically used to indicate the coming of positive events, or negative? Defend your answer.

Part 3) How does this foreshadowing reinforce the themes, sub-themes, and the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Pat makes a comment about H-bombs.

Part 1) What is the comment that he makes? Why does he make this comment?

Part 2) How is this comment important to the play and the message sent by the playwright to the audience?

Part 3) What is the connection between this comment and the soldier's song at the end of the act? What is the purpose for this connection?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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