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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Helena work?
2. Which member of Alison's family does Jimmy like?
3. What does Hugh leave to do?
4. What does Cliff think will cheer them all up?
5. Who is Jimmy's business partner?
Short Essay Questions
1. What similarity does Act Three, Scene One have with the opening scene?
2. Who is Hugh Tanner?
3. In what way is Cliff Jimmy's opposite?
4. Describe Alison's character.
5. In what way could it be said Jimmy has an era crisis rather than an identity crisis?
6. Describe the three main characters.
7. In what way is it obvious Alison has had a miscarriage?
8. How do Jimmy and Helena react differently to Alison's perceived weaknesses?
9. In what way does Helena's statement that Jimmy would feel more comfortable with things during the French Revolution sum up Jimmy as a person?
10. How is it obvious that Helena has now moved in?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Look at the structure of the play.
1) How does Osbourne use character and dialogue to drive the narrative.
2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the play's themes?
3) Away from the main character, examine the way Osborne uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
Essay Topic 2
Pick a character from the novel and discuss his/her goals and motives. Does he/she achieve his/her motive? Why? Does he/she share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do the goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
Essay Topic 3
Choose two characters from the play and compare their differences in terms of class.
1) In what ways do they view life differently?
2) How are the changes in British society affecting their identity?
3) How do they view each others differences?
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