Miss Julie Test | 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 is Julie sitting on in her dream?

2. Where is Christine during the pantomime?

3. Why does Julie refute Jean's statement about the servants in Scene 1?

4. Which of the following sentences does Jean have to say to persuade Miss Jean to sleep with him?

5. What drink do Jean and Miss Julie drink together?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Strindberg claim that the problem of social ascent is a suitable matter for tragedy?

2. What does Jean whisper in Julie's ear, and what does it signify?

3. How does Jean react when Julie insists that she take the canary with her?

4. What does the audience anticipate for the third scene?

5. What is the significance of the ballet?

6. Why does Jean tell Julie that he is her "real, genuine, and respectful friend"? What is his tone?

7. What does Christine do with a hairpin that also lends insight into her character?

8. What does Jean's dream represent?

9. What is the actress who plays Christine's stage directions and how are they significant?

10. What does the canary represent in the play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freedom is a major theme in "Miss Julie." Choose three characters and identify the ways in which they try to attain freedom.

Essay Topic 2

Pick two characters from the play and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motives? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Count as a structuring absence in the play. What are the characters' feelings about his role as the patriarch? What are the ways in which the characters offer their respect and servitude?

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