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 crude comment does Meg make to Miss Gilchrist?

2. What does Monsewer remember when talking to the Soldier?

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

4. How does the scene end?

5. What does the Soldier say about the members of the British Parliament?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The concept of "prisoner" is discussed.

Part 1) Who are the prisoners in this story? How are they prisoners?

Part 2) How is this concept explored in this story? Why?

Part 3) What is the author's purpose for exploring the concept of prisoner?

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