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Sarah Kane
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene 3 of "Blasted", the soldier tells a story of raping all the women in a civilian family before doing what?

2. What does Strophe tell Hippolytus that Phaedra has accused him of in Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love"?

3. What does the soldier do while raping Ian in "Blasted"?

4. What excuse does Ian give for not calling Cate in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

5. Where does Scene 8 of "Phaedra's Love" take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting at the beginning of Scene 3 of "Blasted." What does the soldier ask Ian?

2. How many works are included in Sarah Kane: Complete Plays? What themes tie the works together?

3. Who breaks into the hotel room in Scene 2 of "Blasted"? What does he do?

4. Describe the setting of "Phaedra's Love". Upon what play is the story based?

5. What is Hippolytus doing in the beginning of Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"? What does Phaedra enter with?

6. How does Ian restrain Cate in the room in Scene 2 of "Blasted"? What does he say to make her stay?

7. What elements of the setting are revealed in greater detail in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

8. How does the soldier describe his girlfriend's death in Scene 3 of "Blasted"?

9. What is Ian's response when the soldier asks him to report his stories? What does the soldier then do?

10. What conversation takes place between Ian and Cate when they first arrive at the hotel in "Blasted"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the character of Cate in "Blasted". What is Cate's objective in coming to the hotel with Ian? How old is she?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of "Cleansed" and the character of Tinker. How is the setting revealed? Through exposition or through visual elements?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Seneca's play Phaedra and the character of Hippolytus. How is Hippolytus described in Seneca's play? How does he differ in "Phaedra's Love"?

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