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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Officer and the Volunteer do as Pat, Meg and Miss Gilchrist sit, drink, sing, and bicker over whether Pat was a good soldier in the cause of the IRA?
2. About which soldier is the article talking?
3. What story does Teresa tell?
4. Why can neither the Soldier or the Volunteer go?
5. How does the scene end?
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
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
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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