Sergeant Musgrave's Dance Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does Musgrave want to purify the town of?

2. What does the Mayor give Musgrave permission to do?

3. Who does Musgrave tell Mrs. Hitchcock not to mention to the other soldiers?

4. What do the colliers tell the soldiers is their business?

5. What does the pugnacious collier say Musgrave is in spite of having stripes?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Musgrave think they can make the Collier's hate disappear?

2. How does the Bargee start the celebration at the end of Act 3, Scene 1, Part 2?

3. How does the Bargee offer to help Walsh?

4. Why does Hurst say he joined Musgrave in his mission?

5. How does Musgrave deal with Sparky's death?

6. What does Musgrave say is his recruitment police?

7. What is the Bargee's opinion on the soldiers?

8. How do Musgrave and Attercliffe try to stop Hurst?

9. What does Musgrave claim is his mission?

10. What does Annie tell the crowd about the soldiers?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the play's premise? Why are premises so important to a story?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of the following and outline their influence on Musgrave's life:

1) The army

2) Religion

3) War

4) Authority

Essay Topic 3

Examine the construction of Arden's argument.

1) How does he introduce his ideas?

2) How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3) What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in Arden's argument?

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