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 the members of the British Parliament?

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

3. What does Princess Grace do as the Soldier and Miss Gilchrist argue over who he should pay attention to?

4. What does Teresa do as Pat sits on the bed?

5. What does Monsewer do to the Soldier?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

An historical point about Queen Victoria is made.

Part 1) What is the point? Why is it made?

Part 2) What does this story reveal about Ireland at the time of this play?

Part 3) How has this event created tension in Ireland? How has this event affected the Irish people as well as others around the world?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There is a feeling of suspense at several points throughout this play.

Part 1) Describe two of these points. Why does this suspense exist?

Part 2) How is this suspense affected by the vaudeville feel of the play? What is the purpose of the vaudeville feel of the play in regards to the suspense in this play?

Part 3) How does this suspense affect the reader or audience member? Why?

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