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 the Soldier say about dying?

2. What do Meg and Miss Gilchrist tell Pat he needs to reconsider?

3. While the Soldier is gone, what does Teresa do?

4. Why can neither the Soldier or the Volunteer go?

5. As Meg makes crude jokes, what does Miss Gilchrist say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Musical interludes and dark humor are repeated throughout the play.

Part 1) Describe two of these moments. Why do they take place?

Part 2) What is the overall purpose for these musical interludes and dark humor? Of what performance styles does this remind you? Why?

Part 3) Does this enhance the story? Why or why not? What is the playwright's purpose for using this music and humor?

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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