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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As the parade passes, what does Miss Gilchrist do to the Soldier?
2. What does the Soldier say he has done wrong?
3. When Meg is finished, what is Pat's comment?
4. What will happen if the Irish soldier is executed?
5. What does Monsewer remember when talking to the Soldier?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The kidnapping of the British soldier can be seen as symbolic.
Part 1) Why is he kidnapped? How is this symbolic?
Part 2) What is the purpose of his death? Is it symbolic? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) What other examples of symbolism exist in this story? What is the purpose of this symbolism? What message does the playwright send the audience through this symbolism?
Essay Topic 2
The last scene contains sudden violence.
Part 1) Describe this sudden violence. Why is it so sudden?
Part 2) What is the purpose of this sudden violence? How does it support the theme?
Part 3) What message is sent to the audience through this violence?
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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