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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Old Woman do to help her son?
2. Why is the man in Act 3 wearing a hood?
3. What does the Sergeant apologize to the Young Woman for?
4. What is the tone of the Sergeant's apology?
5. Who is Joseph Dokes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Language among the characters is a key tool. The officers use curse words to intimidate the women, while the women are forbidden to speak mountain language. Discuss the dilemma that language use brings to the play and its significance.
Essay Topic 2
The Old Woman is silent but very present in the play. What does she represent? How strong or influential is she?
Essay Topic 3
Much of the negativity in Mountain Language comes from discrimination. Compare the discriminatory attitudes in our culture to those in the play.
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