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The Hostage Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Meg and the other characters make jokes about the author?



2. What does the Soldier wonder about Teresa?



3. When Teresa says she was just dusting, what does Meg say?



4. After the Soldier asks for a cigarette and is told there are none, the Officer tells him he will be getting what?



5. What does Pat say is a bluff?



Essay Topics

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?

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.

Act 3, Part 2 is climactic.

Part 1) Describe this section. How is it climactic?

Part 2) What purpose does this section serve? How has the vaudeville feel of the play affected this climactic section?

Part 3) How does this climactic section relate to real life? What is the purpose of this?

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