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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Pierce say he is worried about while he is drunk talking with Pavlo?
2. When Pavlo asks how the man in the Corporal's story "knew," what was the Corporal's answer?
(a) That this was the way it should be.
(b) That he had ESP.
(c) That he was a bit crazy.
(d) That he just "knew."
3. What are the soldiers in the barracks gambling with?
4. Upon finding Pavlo in the state he is in, what does Hinkle do upon returning to the game?
(a) He wins the game and asks Pavlo to join.
(b) He asks everyone to help.
(c) He tries to get Pierce to do something,
(d) He makes jokes about how dumb Pavlo is.
5. What game does Hendrix challenge Pavlo to when they first meet?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the first person to enter the barracks that is not a trainee in Act 1, Part 4?
2. Who in Towers's story to the trainees did Towers surprise during World War II?
3. What do the trainees accuse Pavlo of when he arrives in the barracks ,
4. What does Ardell say to Pavlo in regards to the person Pavlo sees in the mirror?
5. Where and when does this story take place?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways can Pavlo be considered a classic "tragic figure" by the time the audience reaches Act 2, Part 4? Relate him to other well-known tragic figures in literature.
2. Although Kress seems to be convinced that Pavlo is stupid, is this an accurate assumption? Why or why not?
3. Using the fragmentary nature of the plot line thus far as a platform, describe the impression it has on the way by which the audience will begin to learn about the main character.
4. How are the opening scenes of this play different than others? Plot-wise, hypothesize over the purpose of this style of opening.
5. What character traits can be seen from Pavlo as he struggles throughout this play thus far, in his attempt to become a good soldier. Provide evidence/examples.
6. Compare and explain the relationship of Pavlo's enthusiasm for killing and what happens to Parham in Act 2, Part 4.
7. What might "Jody" in the final military song of Act 2, Part 5 represent or metaphorically speak to?
8. What is the significance of Kress's comment about Pierce fetching him a soda while getting Pavlo a medic?
9. In this brief section of Act 2, Part 3, how is Pavlo again confronted with a vivid reminder of the destruction involved in war?
10. Pavlo believes that good soldiers are never helpless in any situation. How does this belief play out and dramatize itself in his experience with the Corporal and following scenes?
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