The Man Who Turned Into a Stick Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does Visitor believe the suitcase responds to in 'Suitcase'?

2. What does Woman tell Visitor is being delivered later in the evening?

3. How does Woman prevent Visitor from leaving her house?

4. In the play 'Suitcase', who begins speaking about Mona Lisa?

5. What does Visitor tell Woman the suitcase is testing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment does Hippie Girl make about the world?

2. What speech does the suitcase make that the end of the play?

3. What does the stick reveal about himself at the end of the play?

4. What does Hippie Boy sell in addition to the stick?

5. What does Woman do at the end of the play instead of looking in the suitcase?

6. What thought preoccupies Boxer during round one?

7. What falls from the sky at the start of 'The Man Who Turned into a Stick'? What does the audience realize the object is?

8. What is Visitor not interested in speaking about? How does Woman know this?

9. What will happen if Boxer loses this fight?

10. How much does Man from Hell offer Hippie Boy for the stick and what is the final price?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the message Boxer receives in the three fortune cookies? What does this message mean in context of the play? What is the symbolic meaning of the fortune cookies?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between Mr. Kimura and Boxer and how the interactions between the two address the message of Abe's play. Be sure to explain in your essay who Mr. Kimura is.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of monologue in the play 'Cliff of Time'. How does Abe use monologue to create the plot in this story? Be sure to include the definition of monologue in your answer.

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