Mountain Language 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. Who is behind the Old Woman on stage at the beginning of Act 2?

2. As the Sergeant hassles the Young Woman in Act 1, the Officer reminds him that these women are not _________.

3. Dog's must ______ themselves before biting.

4. How does the Young Woman respond when asked her name?

5. The "official" language is spoken where?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Sarah and Charly communicate in Act 3?

2. What is the significance of language in Act 4?

3. Why is the Sergeant annoyed when he enters in Act 3?

4. Does the guard have the same attitude in Act 4 as in Act 2?

5. Is Sarah surprised to see her husband?

6. Will the Sergeant keep his promise that Sarah's husband will be safe if she sleeps with Dokes? Why or why not?

7. Is the Old Woman brave?

8. What is the Young Woman's first complaint to the Officer?

9. Is the guard passive?

10. Where are the Old Woman and her son in Act 3?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Much of the negativity in Mountain Language comes from discrimination. Compare the discriminatory attitudes in our culture to those in the play.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss what the capital signifies: how it defines general humanity and society and what it represents.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Pinter's message about humanity overall in Mountain Language.

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