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 Meg tell Teresa about Monswer?

2. What is revealed about Meg?

3. What circumstances do Meg and Pat discuss?

4. What does Meg tell Mulleady as she chases him out?

5. What takes place suddenly in this story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Miss Gilchrist do for the Soldier?

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

3. What story does Teresa tell?

4. What do Meg and Pat think about the treaty that was signed?

5. How does Meg react to Princess Grace's news? How do the others respond?

6. What story does Pat tell, after the Soldier demands to know what he did to deserve this treatment?

7. When Meg returns, about what do she and Pat argue?

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

9. What does the Soldier ask the Volunteer? What is the Volunteer's response?

10. What takes place while Teresa is under the bed?

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

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

Teresa is revealed as a humanist.

Part 1) How is she revealed as a humanist? What does her compassion foreshadow?

Part 2) How do Teresa's humanist views play into the tension of the play?

Part 3) What is the purpose for Teresa's character? Use the text to support your response.

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