The Hostage 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. After saying she will pray for everyone, what does Miss Gilchrist do?

2. What takes place suddenly in this story?

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

4. This raucous comedy-drama tells the parallel stories of what two people?

5. How does Teresa feel about Monsewer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do Teresa and Meg feel about Monsewer?

4. About what does Pat sing?

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

6. How does Teresa act when she finds out the Officer did not give the Soldier the cigarettes? How does the Soldier respond?

7. What transitions into the first scene?

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

9. Why is Monsewer playing the bagpipes?

10. What does Pat have to say about his first meeting with Monsewer?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is a feeling of suspense at several points throughout this play.

Part 1) Describe two of these points. Why does this suspense exist?

Part 2) How is this suspense affected by the vaudeville feel of the play? What is the purpose of the vaudeville feel of the play in regards to the suspense in this play?

Part 3) How does this suspense affect the reader or audience member? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Act 3, Part 2 is climactic.

Part 1) Describe this section. How is it climactic?

Part 2) What purpose does this section serve? How has the vaudeville feel of the play affected this climactic section?

Part 3) How does this climactic section relate to real life? What is the purpose of this?

Essay Topic 3

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?

(see the answer keys)

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