Overtones Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alice Gerstenberg
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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. Which of the following words best describes Margaret's view of life?

2. What does Harriet berate William for not doing?

3. What does Harriet want Hettie to show the world?

4. What is the name of John's wife?

5. Why does Harriet think John married Margaret?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Margaret and John almost get caught up in their lies in the opening act?

2. Why does Hetty stay with John?

3. How does Margaret defy Maggie at the beginning of Act 2?

4. How does John decide to proceed in his relationship with Harriet?

5. Why is John's alter ego, Jack, in shock when he first appears?

6. What does Jack want to do as he admires Harriet's form?

7. What does John make William see in the final chapter?

8. What does the play's ending say about the chronological setting of the play?

9. What problems do John and Margaret have in Act 2?

10. Why is John angry at Margaret in Act 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way do the characters' alter egos represent their true selves? What do you think would happen if one of the characters spoke out how they truly felt? How difficult is it to be your true self.

Essay Topic 2

What are the main turning points of the story? How do turning points work to keep a reader interested in the story? When does Gerstenberg use her turning points and why does she use them at those particular moments?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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