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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the marchers doing?
2. Describe the song the Soldier sings.
3. As Miss Gilchrist takes a drink to the Soldier, what does the Volunteer do?
4. What does the Soldier say he has done wrong?
5. Why can neither the Soldier or the Volunteer go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is difficult to understand this play without some idea of the long-standing battle waged by the IRA for Ireland's independence from Great Britain.
Part 1) Describe this battle, based on class discussions and information from the play.
Part 2) What does this play reveal about this battle?
Part 3) Based on this play, how successful is the IRA? Why?
Part 4) How are the Irish and British of today affected by this battle? How does it also affect others outside this part of the world?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Princess Grace makes a comment about the censor.
Part 1) What is the censor? What is the censor's purpose?
Part 2) How does this affect Ireland?
Part 3) How does it increase tension between Ireland and England? Are censors used in other parts of the world? Do they create such tension? Why or why not?
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