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 does Harriet say her life is?

2. What does William hand Harriet as a gift?

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

4. Which two characters are left alone at the table?

5. What is the name of Jack's alter ego?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Margaret stop John from eating the fruit in the bowl?

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

4. How does Margaret react when John complains about his coffee?

5. How does Margaret help John in the final section?

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

7. Why does Hetty stay with John?

8. How does Harriet persuade Margaret to leave the apartment?

9. How does John act towards Margaret when Harriet leaves?

10. How does William disappoint Harriet when he first meets Margaret?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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