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 does Christine do with the item she finds on the table during the pantomime?

2. Where did Miss Julie cancel her engagement with Mr. Kronvogt?

3. Miss Julie is the daughter of a ________.

4. Where was Miss Julie when Jean saw her for the first time?

5. What was Miss Julie wearing when Jean saw her for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was special about Strindberg's writing in his time?

2. Why doesn't Strindberg use "acts" and intermissions?

3. What is the dance's significance to playwrighting in general?

4. What reason does Julie give Jean about why she became engaged to the lieutenant governor and her feelings toward men in general that is significant?

5. What is Julie's recurring dream and what can it be a metaphor for?

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

7. What does Christine do while Jean and Julie go out dancing?

8. How does Julie react to the chorus's singing, and how is this significant?

9. Which of Julie's fears does the Chorus song embody?

10. Why does Jean tell Julie, "The pack is always cowardly"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Use "Strindberg's Time" as a focus. Discuss how "Miss Julie" compares to playwrighting of the 19th century, other playwrights, and other Strindberg plays.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss "disgrace" in "Miss Julie" in the following ways:

-Characters' awareness and unawareness.

-Its projected effect, real effect, and characters' reactions.

-Characters as victims and self-inflicted.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of class in the play.

1. How are the characters confined by the conditions of their birth?

2. Who tries to rise above his or her class position and why?

3. Who embraces her or his class position and why?

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