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. About what does Mulleady complain, regarding his shirts?

2. What does Meg tell Teresa about Monswer?

3. How does Meg react to this news about Mulleady?

4. Pat has a long history of disagreements with whom?

5. Pat comments that when he first arrived, Monsewer spoke nothing but what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the other characters react, when Meg finishes her song?

2. Why does Meg appear? What does the Officer think of this?

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

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

5. How does Pat feel about the way that Meg talks to him?

6. What do Pat, Meg, and Miss Gilchrist do, while the Officer and the Volunteer stand guard over the Soldier?

7. What do the characters say about the Bible and Miss Gilchrist's faith?

8. How do Teresa and Meg feel about Monsewer?

9. Why is Monsewer playing the bagpipes?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is a sense of vaudeville or music hall.

Part 1) How is this play like a vaudeville or music hall show?

Part 2) What is the playwright's purpose for using this style?

Part 3) Is this stylistic choice successful? Why or why not?

Part 4) If you could change anything about this play, what would it be, and why?

Essay Topic 2

The play is filled with stereotypes.

Part 1) How is the play filled with stereotypes? What begins to break down these stereotypes?

Part 2) How are these stereotypes broken down? Why are they broken down?

Part 3) How are these stereotypes seen in real life? Is this a true reflection of real life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Various characters are symbolic.

Part 1) How are the characters symbolic? Why are they each symbolic?

Part 2) How do they evolve throughout the play? What is the purpose of this evolution?

Part 3) What message does the playwright want the audience to take away from these symbolic characters, as well as how they evolve and are developed throughout the play.

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