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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Annie picks up the bowl of _______ and smashes it into Brodie's face.
2. The scene then moves to Brodie wearing a suit and holding a glass of ________.
3. Henry says into the phone, "Don't tell me about professional, you lost half a day of shooting the war memorial with a ______ shadow over it."
4. Henry says to Debbie, "Happiness is equilibrium; shift your ________."
5. Annie and Billy are discussing the roles they will be playing and their age difference when Annie asks Billy to stop _____.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While the play is often quite funny to the audience, the social commentary is also quite apparent to the audience.
Part 1: Why do you think this play is so often categorized as a comedy?
Part 2: In what ways might the play's content also be saying something about the life during that particular time period?
Part 3: Do you think a play has to have a social commentary to make? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Many writers choose to write about what they know as they are much more able to capture their feelings within the context of a play than they might be able to capture their feelings in real life.
Part 1: Why do you think writing is a way in which people deal with their feelings?
Part 2: If the play is based on the life of the playwright, what do you learn about Stoppard from the play and its characters?
Part 3: Do you think it's possible that Stoppard may not have written about his life? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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