Major Barbara 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. Who does Mr. Undershaft favor as the successor of his empire?

2. What does Mr. Undershaft say a cowardice preaches?

3. What does Bill Walker accuse Jenny Hill of doing?

4. Lord Saxmundham agrees to donate $5000 on what condition?

5. What does Mr. Undershaft state is his religion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Class & social standing are themes throughout Major Barbara. Compare and contrast the high society characters in the play and the lower class society characters. What social class was Bernard Shaw a member of, and how did this influence his writings?

Essay Topic 2

Major Barbara is a discussion play rather than an action play. Compare and contrast the 2 writing styles and the effectiveness of the messages.

Essay Topic 3

The morality of manufacturing weapons is a theme in Major Barbara. Compare and contrast the opposing views on the morality of manufacturing weapons during the early 1900s to today's views of weapons.

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