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
The creative energy of Henry allows him to create beautiful dialogue or his characters, but he sometimes has troubles when speaking for himself.
Part 1: Why do you think it's easier for Henry to be creative in his plays than in real life?
Part 2: Do you think Henry's work is his way of dealing with his everyday problems? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you believe it's possible for Henry to be able to bring his creative dialogue into real life as well? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The women within this play seem to be manipulative with the men in their lives.
Part 1: In what ways do you think the women are manipulative in this play? Or aren't they?
Part 2: How does the playwright define the roles of men and women within this play?
Part 3: Do you think the women are trying to hurt the men in their lives within this play? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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