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. Why is the Irish prisoner in jail?

2. Pat tells a lengthy and frequently interrupted story about what?

3. What does Pat say is a bluff?

4. What does the Soldier try to convince Meg to ask the Officer?

5. How does Pat respond when the Officer asks if Teresa can be trusted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The concept of "prisoner" is discussed.

Part 1) Who are the prisoners in this story? How are they prisoners?

Part 2) How is this concept explored in this story? Why?

Part 3) What is the author's purpose for exploring the concept of prisoner?

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

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?

(see the answer keys)

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