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. What does Teresa give the Soldier?

2. As the parade passes, what does Miss Gilchrist do to the Soldier?

3. How does the Soldier reply when Pat says he needs to sing something less patriotic?

4. How does the scene end?

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

All of the characters are "prisoners."

Part 1) How is each character a "prisoner?"

Part 2) Are they able to escape? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are people prisoners in real life? How do these hostage situations in the story reflect real life?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There is tension between the various characters.

Part 1) Give two examples of tension. Why does this tension exist?

Part 2) How is this tension affected by the play's vaudeville style? Why?

Part 3) How does this tension imitate real life?

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