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. In part 2, Estelle rebukes Garcin for...
2. Estelle says that she is in the room...
3. How many bronze statues are there?
4. Who is the second character to enter the room?
5. What makes Garcin think there is no need for sleep in this place?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some of the things that cause tension between Inez and Garcin?
2. Describe the room in which Garcin finds himself at the beginning of the play.
3. Why does Inez describe Estelle's mouth as cruel?
4. Is one of these characters is more truthful than the other two? If so, which one?
5. What is Garcin's question about calling the valet?
6. What condition does Inez put down for not torturing Garcin?
7. Gaining the upper hand, how does Inez treat Garcin?
8. What is Estelle's suggestion for getting back at Inez?
9. After Estelle sees Olga at the dance, she asks Garcin to hold her. Why?
10. What is Inez guilty of?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay entitled Stuck in an Elevator. You and two other people, perfect strangers, are stuck in an elevator. Describe the characters of each person including yourself and discuss whether the situation is positive or negative. Include the closeness of the air and not knowing when or if you will ever get out.
Essay Topic 2
The scene where Inez offers help Estelle with her lipstick is very revealing of the central tension between the two women and shows the audience more about their inner selves. Chose one of the following:
A) Discuss how this scene fits into the love triangle structure that Sartre uses to build dramatic tension.
B) Explain what this scene reveals about Inez and Estelle and helps show the audience how they really are, focusing on explicit action and how it reveals implicit meanings.
Essay Topic 3
Consider the primary themes of this play, including sexual jealousy, violent cruelty, and emotional abuse, and the actions described in this play. What elements of this play do you find controversial? What would you say if a friend asked you about reading this play? What was your favorite part and least favorite part? Which parts were most and least believable? Be specific and offer detailed examples from the text.
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