Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. _________ was going to be stewarding at the protest meeting in the afternoon.
2. Charlotte enters the room wearing ________ and looking generally disheveled.
3. In response to Charlotte's protests about the number of people coming over, Henry suggests they give them________.
4. At the beginning of Scene 5 Henry is playing music by ________.
5. Max asks Charlotte about the _______ in Geneva.
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Annie and Billy think about the writing talent of Brodie, according to their conversation?
2. What are the common thoughts about the play that Charlotte and Max are both in?
3. What do Annie and Henry banter about during this particular scene?
4. What shows that Annie and Billy have some emotional and sexual distance between them?
5. What does Max tell Charlotte when she asks him if something is wrong during the first scene?
6. What are Henry and Debbie discussing as this particular scene begins?
7. What does Max accuse Annie of during the dispute with the handkerchief during this particular scene?
8. Why does Henry fetch a cricket bat in order to explain the process of writing to Annie?
9. What does Annie do when she sees Henry during the beginning part of this scene?
10. What does the shift in lighting during the scene between Billy and Annie indicate to the audience?
Essay Topic 1
At times in this play, the idea of finding love seems clichÃ©d, with people meeting on trains or when they work on plays together.
Part 1: How do you think the playwright feels about love after having read this play?
Part 2: Do you think love is portrayed as cliched in this play? Why or why not?
Part 3: Can love ever be a cliche? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Henry is very attached to his art, writing, calling it sacred and deserving of respect. One's passion can often stir up these sorts of emotions in a person.
Part 1: Why do you think Henry believes his art demands so much respect?
Part 2: Do you agree that writing deserves to be respected or that it is sacred? Why or why not?
Part 3: In your life, what is most sacred to you? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The multiple meanings of many of the phrases and words in this play make the actual meaning more difficult to ascertain. At the same time, this allows the reader to take from the play what they will.
Part 1: Why do you think the playwrights used phrases and words with multiple meanings?
Part 2: Do you think it's possible to ever know exactly what the playwright meant? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think the play is affected by the multiple layered phrases and words?
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