The Hostage Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. About which soldier is the article talking?

2. When Teresa says she was just dusting, what does Meg say?

3. What does the Soldier wonder about Teresa?

4. The Soldier speaks flirtatiously with Teresa, saying what?

5. Over what do the characters argue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The play's ultimate thematic point has to do with a universal human condition.

Part 1) What is this universal condition? How does it affect everyone?

Part 2) How have you, personally, been affected by this universal human condition?

Part 3) Do you agree with this theme? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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