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. What is the name of Margaret's counterpart?

2. What is the name of the woman John once loved?

3. What does Jack say he would like to make Harriet pay for?

4. What does Margaret come into the bathroom to retrieve?

5. What kind of toast does Harriet order for tea?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the group think about as the orchestra plays?

2. Why does Margaret's job upset John?

3. Why does Hetty say she is the one who has suffered in Harriet's marriage to William?

4. What does Harriet say to her alter ego, Hetty?

5. What do Margaret and Harriet's alter egos say to each other when they first meet in the opening scene?

6. Why does William still want to pay John for his work?

7. What do Maggie and Hetty both say they want?

8. How does Gesternberg symbolize John as a starving artist?

9. Why does Maggie think John is taking his time over Harriet's portrait?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the play's premise? Why are premises so important to a story?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Pick two characters from the book and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motives? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

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