Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Pegeen attempts to discredit the Widow Quin by accusing her of:
2. When the characters use the term "himself" they are referring to:
3. As Michael James meets and converses with Christy, he addresses him as:
4. Pegeen's discussion with Christy after her father leaves is interrupted by:
5. A characteristic of Pegeen's personality that appears often is her:
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the irony in the villagers enthusiasm and acceptance of Christy Mahon.
2. Describe Pegeen's personality.
3. Why does Shawn refuse to stay with Pegeen, even after Michael Flaherty tries to force him to stay?
4. What gives Christy "a new arrogance?"
5. What changes Pegeen's mind about marriage to Christy?
6. Why is dispensation needed for Shawn to marry Pegeen?
7. What is Pegeen's reason for refusing to help Christy escape?
8. Describe Pegeen's response when Christy asks twice if she is engaged.
9. What plan do Christy and the Widow devise when Old Mahon comes to town looking for Christy?
10. Describe the manner in which Pegeen treats Shawn and explain why.
Consider the various symbols used in the play. Write an essay in which you:
1) Identify any symbol and its meaning in the play; then connect the development of the symbol to the theme of the play.
2) Identify any character as symbolic of Synge's statements regarding Ireland in the preface to the play.
3) Identify any belief the characters espouse as symbolic, and connect the belief to the them of the play.
In Act 3, Philly and Jimmy have an extended discussion about skulls. Write an essay in which you consider a) The symbolic meaning of skulls in Act 3; b) The characterization of Philly and Jimmy through their discussion of skulls; or c) The significance of the exposition revealed in Philly and Jimmy's conversation to the theme of the play.
Consider the characters who act with caution and those who act upon impulse in the play. Write an essay in which you consider:
1) What effect do acts of caution and impulse have on the events of the play?
2) Which characters seem happier in the play: those who act with caution, or those who act upon impulse.
3) Which characters are portrayed as cautious and which are portrayed as impulsive. Why might the author portray them this way?
Be sure to use examples from the text to support your answer.
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