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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Meg appears, looking for whom?
2. How do Meg and the other characters make jokes about the author?
3. How does the Soldier respond when Pat tells him he is a prisoner of war?
4. What does Miss Gilchrist think about the Royal Family?
5. About whom is the article?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A 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?
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 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?
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