The Shadow Box Test | Lesson Plans 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

How effective do you believe the author is at tying together three individual stories which all have one unifying theme? Do you believe the play would have been more effective had he told only one story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What does Maggie's entry into the cottage symbolize? How have her views changed throughout the play? In what way does she show herself as a selfless person?

Essay Topic 3

In what way does the interviewer help give the perception that death should be viewed as a scientific process? Do you agree with that view? Why or why not?

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