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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What crude comment does Meg make to Miss Gilchrist?
2. What kind of music is heard?
3. What does Teresa do when the Officer comes in?
4. About what is Meg's song?
5. What does Monsewer do to the Soldier?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is difficult to understand this play without some idea of the long-standing battle waged by the IRA for Ireland's independence from Great Britain.
Part 1) Describe this battle, based on class discussions and information from the play.
Part 2) What does this play reveal about this battle?
Part 3) Based on this play, how successful is the IRA? Why?
Part 4) How are the Irish and British of today affected by this battle? How does it also affect others outside this part of the world?
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
An historical point about Queen Victoria is made.
Part 1) What is the point? Why is it made?
Part 2) What does this story reveal about Ireland at the time of this play?
Part 3) How has this event created tension in Ireland? How has this event affected the Irish people as well as others around the world?
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