The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward is so pleased. What does he wish?

2. How does Sam respond when Henry says he refuses to leave?

3. When does all action on stage stop?

4. How does Williams appear?

5. What choice is Henry describing to Bailey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the most important elements of Henry's character is his irreverent sense of humor.

Part 1) Give an example from the play showing his sense of humor.

Part 2) How does Henry use his sense of humor to reveal his beliefs?

Part 3) As the first act progresses, Henry's use of humor becomes less about wit and more about bitter social or political commentary. Give an example from the play to support this statement.

Essay Topic 2

The school that Henry and John start is perhaps the clearest example of this stand against intellectualism.

Part 1) Describe the school.

Part 2) Why does the school fail?

Part 3) Although the school fails, is it a complete failure? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Henry opens Act II by talking about freedom.

Part 1) What is a soliloquy?

Part 2) What examples does he give showing the freedom he has utilized?

Part 3) Why might society fear freedom?

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