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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which character tells the village girls about Christy and sends them to meet him?
2. Pegeen's village is located:
3. Which of the following concepts best fit the play?
4. What is poteen?
5. What is the mood in Act II?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1J.M. Synge said, "On the stage one must have reality, and one must have joy." Write an essay in which you: 1) Describe The Playboy of the Western World as a play about either reality or joy. OR 2) Identify examples of both reality and joy in the, confirming Synge's assertion. OR 3) Challenge, Defend, or qualify Synge's assertion using examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2Discussions of courage appear throughout Synge's play. Write an essay in which you: 1) Describe any single character as courageous and use examples to support your ideas OR 2) Describe any single action as courageous and use examples to support your ideas. OR 3) Describe the lack of courage displayed by the majority of characters throughout the play, and use examples to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3Consider how night and day affect characters and their actions in the play. Write an essay in which you: 1) Compare and contrast the events occurring at night to events occurring during the day, and arrive at a statement about the significance of each time period. OR 2) Discuss the significance of night and day to the mood of each act. OR 3) Compare any character's actions during Act 1, which takes place at night, to their actions in Acts 2 and 3, taking place the following day. Be sure to use examples from the play to support your argument.
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