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. Of what does Pat tell the Soldier he has no reason to fear?

2. What will happen if the Irish soldier is executed?

3. How old is the Soldier?

4. What does the Soldier say about dying?

5. Teresa catches the Soldier looking around the room, and at first he says he is only looking for an ashtray, but then admits what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Various characters are symbolic.

Part 1) How are the characters symbolic? Why are they each symbolic?

Part 2) How do they evolve throughout the play? What is the purpose of this evolution?

Part 3) What message does the playwright want the audience to take away from these symbolic characters, as well as how they evolve and are developed throughout the play.

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

Foreshadowing is used throughout this story.

Part 1) Give two examples of foreshadowing. What is the purpose for this foreshadowing? What is coming in the story, and why?

Part 2) Is foreshadowing typically used to indicate the coming of positive events, or negative? Defend your answer.

Part 3) How does this foreshadowing reinforce the themes, sub-themes, and the plot?

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