Once in a Lifetime 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. How did this decision to leave come about?

2. How is May feeling when she enters the scene?

3. Who rudely interrupts George from what he is happily doing?

4. Describe Jerry Hyland.

5. Why is this person, that May encounters, important?

Short Essay Questions

1. For whom do Jerry, May, and George wait? Why? What will this person do for them?

2. Where does this scene take place?

3. How is the trio's plan coming together?

4. What does May discover about Jerry? What do these two realize about each other?

5. How does George feel about himself? What does Glogauer settle in to watch?

6. What happens when Glogauer finally emerges?

7. How are May's suspicions confirmed?

8. Who does George meet? Describe this person.

9. Why does Mary feel hesitant and fearful? Should she feel this way? Why or why not?

10. What happens at the end of the scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The main themes of the play are about loyalty and hope.

Part 1) How are these themes timeless?

Part 2) Give two examples from the play that support these themes.

Part 3) Why are these themes significant at the time the play is written?

Essay Topic 2

Jerry, May, and George are centered with their priorities intact.

Part 1) Why might this be surprising?

Part 2) What message are the playwrights sending to the audience through the behaviors of these three characters?

Part 3) How does this reinforce one of the themes of this play?

Essay Topic 3

The playwright shows there are some redeeming qualities in the business of film.

Part 1) What are these redeeming qualities?

Part 2) Why is the trio good for the film industry?

Part 3) Are there good qualities in the film industry today? Is so, what are they? If not, why not?

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