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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. Why does Jim feel that he is being detained in the fifth scene of the play?
2. What does Jim realize about Ann as Act 1 ends?
3. What do Grosberg and Mr. Fleming inform Jim of, which surprises him?
4. What does Dr. Barrow ask Ann about Jim's letter?
5. What does Jim tell the doctor is affecting his work negatively?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Jim calmed down after his outburst and what is again brought into focus?
2. What plan of action does Harry suggest that Jim follow and why?
3. What is significant about Jim's insurance policy?
4. What is a shrike and why did the author choose it for the title of the play?
5. What is the important discovery Jim makes about Ann at the end of Act 1?
6. Why are Ann and Dr. Schlesinger talking in the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4, and what is their reason for hiding it from Jim?
7. How does Jim respond to Dr. Bellman at the end of Act 2, Scene 4, and what do Ann and the doctor discuss?
8. What happens at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3 that shocks Jim?
9. What is the test that Dr. Bellman gives to Jim and how does it prove Jim's sanity?
10. How does Jim exit Act 3, Scene 3, and what does Ann tell Dr. Bellman?
Essay Topic 1
How does Ann appear in the very beginning of the play? Why is it important that she is not revealing any signs of her real intentions for Jim? How does this play a crucial role in her ability to gain the trust of the doctors and hospital staff?
Essay Topic 2
Kramm uses various literary devices to make his points in The Shrike.
1) Identify and describe 3 examples of foreshadowing in the play.
2) Identify and describe 3 examples of symbolism in the play.
3) For the above examples, explain what they added to the play, and why the author choose to use them at those specific times.
Essay Topic 3
Harry visits Jim and provides a suggestion that leads to Jim's release from the hospital.
1) Describe Harry and his character traits in detail. How are they different than Jim's? In what way does Harry's priorities dictate his actions and cause him to become weaker?
2) What can Harry do to help Jim? Why does he instead choose to see his brother suffer? Which characteristics of Harry prevent him from standing up to Ann?
3) What is the plan that Harry suggests to Jim and why does the author choose him to introduce it? Why has Jim not thought of this before?
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