The Shadow Box Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Cristofer
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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 Brian believe that every person thinks, though it is not the reality?

2. How does Steve feel about seeing his father?

3. What is Brian sharing as the interview area switches to highlight him?

4. Why does Brian think Beverly has not returned to him?

5. Who is Claire?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Maggie and Steve arrive at Joe's cottage?

2. What was Mark doing before Brian took him in?

3. How does Felicity undermine her daughter Agnes?

4. What specifically about his illness has made Joe very angry?

5. How does Brian react to the situation between Beverly and Mark?

6. Why did Brian's wife leave him?

7. How does Felicity feel about her treatment so far at the hospital and where does she sometimes think she is?

8. What do Beverly and Mark agree about in regards to Brian?

9. What does Agnes do that demonstrates her anger with the interviewer?

10. What does Maggie agree to do after she realizes that their life together has gone by too fast?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Do you think the patients and their families each lived life to its fullest while they were alive? Why or why not? Do you think someone dying will always have regrets? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Agnes is more open to the idea of her mother's death than say Beverly is to Brian's? Which character remains in denial throughout most of the play? What changes her view?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways does the interviewer seem to be omnipotent? Do you believe the interviewer is a higher power? Why or why not?

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