The Shrike Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Joseph Kramm
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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 Jim tell the doctor is affecting his work negatively?

2. How does Jim first appear in the third scene of Act 1?

3. What does Mr. Fleming tell Jim about the convalescent ward?

4. What time is it at the start of Act 1, Scene 2?

5. What job does Jim currently hold?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ann exercise even more control over Jim in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. What is Jim's theory about life and death, and why his suicide attempt should not been seen as selfish?

3. What does Miss Wingate advise Jim of and why is it significant?

4. What name does Jim keep repeating, how does Ann respond to the name in Act 1, Scene 1, and what does Dr. Kramer tell her as the scene ends?

5. Why is the conversation between Jim and Ann in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4 important?

6. What does Jim learn from Miss Wingate about Ann at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?

7. What do the actions of the other patients in Act 2, Scene 5 indicate?

8. How might Harry be able to help Jim, and why doesn't he?

9. What is significant about Jim's insurance policy?

10. What is Jim's outburst and how is it symbolic?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you think the author's intent was for ending the play so tragically?

1) What is the message he is conveying with Jim's hopelessness? How is Jim's release from the hospital ironic? What is your opinion of the way Jim sacrifices everything in his life that makes him happy in order to live a life of restriction and control.

2) How is Jim's life with Ann similar to his stay at the hospital? Which one do you think is worse? Why?

3) What was Jim's role in the ending? How much of the responsibility should he claim for how his life turned out? To what extent is he a victim compared to a contributor? Why?

4) Was there another way to end the play where Jim did not have to suffer so much? If not, why? If there was, what could it have been?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the hospital in Act 1, Scene 1, including the atmosphere, staff, and doctors. Use examples from the play to depict how the patients are given a limited amount of freedom there. Also, include which characters contribute to the overall setting the most and the least. What is Kramm trying to establish in the beginning of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the difference in Jim's mood and behavior in the beginning of the play with how it changes throughout the events that take place. Include what causes the change and whether or not you think it is justified. Use the book as a reference and provide examples for your analysis.

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