Sarah Kane: Complete Plays Test | Final Test - Hard

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. The depression of the protagonist in "4.48 Psychosis" renders her unable to do anything, even sex or what?

2. What is the name of the young black woman who Billy has an affair with in "Skin"?

3. In Part 1 of "Crave", M describes getting drunk and sleeping with strangers until what?

4. A begins "Crave" assuring C he is not what?

5. What does C do every time A gushes about his love and desire for her in "Crave"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the character dynamic in the first half of "Crave." Who pursues who?

2. What is the central theme of "Crave"? How is this illustrated through the characters?

3. How does "4.48 Psychosis" reflect an Aristotilian aesthetic?

4. What happens at the cafe in "Skin"?

5. What is described in the introduction for "4.48 Psychosis"?

6. What character does M take on in the second half of "Crave"? How does A change in Part 2?

7. Why does Kane cite the atrocities of the world in "4.48 Psychosis"? How does this relate to other plays of the anthology?

8. What is the central theme of "Crave"? How does this relate to the other works in the anthology?

9. What does C discuss regarding men and sex in Part 2 of "Crave"?

10. What takes place while Billy is at Marcia's apartment in "Skin"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of "self-inflicted pain" and the actions of Hippolytus in Scenes 6 and 7 of "Phaedra's Love". In what way does Hippolytus seek his own demise?

Essay Topic 2

Define the literary and dramatic terms "objective," "obstacle," "action," and "conflict." How do each of these apply in Scene 2 in "Blasted"?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the setting and physical elements of "Crave". What does the author write by way of stage directions?

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