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 Ann accept from Miss Cardell while she waits with Jim in the second scene of Act 1?

2. What does Ann tell Jim when he first wakes up in the hospital?

3. What does Jim challenge Grosberg about in Act 1, Scene 5?

4. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 5?

5. When does Ann tell Jim his interview for the theater job is?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plan of action does Harry suggest that Jim follow and why?

2. What suggestion does Dr. Barrow make to Ann and why?

3. What happens at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3 that shocks Jim?

4. How does Jim exit Act 3, Scene 3, and what does Ann tell Dr. Bellman?

5. Who is Harry, what is he like, and how does Jim respond to him?

6. What does the time period in which the play was written have to do with why Jim felt the way that he did?

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

8. What do Grosberg and Mr. Fleming reveal to Jim that surprises him, and how does it reflect a larger issue in the hospital?

9. What test do the doctors give to Jim in Act 3, Scene 2, and what is the point of it?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were some of the key turning points for Jim and Ann throughout the play? Describe the situations that revealed significant shifts in their relationship, or realizations that altered it dramatically. Also, include your reasons for selecting those events using the play to support your choices.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Jim's theory about life and death and why he does not view his suicide attempt as selfish. Analyze his thought process and whether or not it is valid. Also, explain his ideas about mourning and how they show a larger problem for him and the way he looks at life. Use examples from the play to analyze Jim's theory and what part it played in his eventual captivity.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Tom, his role in Ann's scheme, and 3 ways that he contributed to Jim's surrender. Why were they significant and what reason does the author have for waiting until the second to last act to make Tom appear?

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