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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Miss Gilchrist takes a drink to the Soldier, what does the Volunteer do?
2. What does Teresa give the Soldier?
3. How old is the Soldier?
4. As Meg makes crude jokes, what does Miss Gilchrist say?
5. Who did Teresa help when she was a child?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1The play makes several points about religion. Part 1) How is religion brought up in this play? Part 2) What does this story say about religion? How does this reflect the centuries old tension between Ireland and England? Part 3) Is there conflict between religion and patriotism? Why or why not? Does this type of conflict exist anywhere else in the world? Explain.
Essay Topic 2There 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 3A sub-theme of the play is no matter who and what these people are and what they do to survive, patriotism in the name of Ireland is the one noble value they have in their lives. Part 1) How does one know this is a sub-theme? Part 2) How does this sub-theme reflect the beliefs of the characters in this play? Part 3) Does this type of patriotism exist anywhere else in the world? If so, where and why? If not, why not?
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