The Shrike Test | 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. Who does Ann originally share her concerns with about Jim's ability to leave the hospital?

2. How did Jim get the pills to take?

3. In what way does Jim eventually respond to Dr. Bellman's first request?

4. What does Jim say when he becomes conscious at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Tom say about Ann's family and how is this another example of her control over him?

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

4. What is Jim's state of mind in Act 1, Scene 1, and what does he admit to?

5. What is Jim's mood like at the start of Act 1, Scene 5, and what does he learn about the convalescent ward?

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

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

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

9. What is interesting about the things that Jim tells Dr. Bellman about Ann, and what he will not tell him about Charlotte?

10. What does Ann do in the beginning of Act 3 that adds to her control over Jim?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is relevant about the time in which the play was written? How does it affect Jim's outlook on his life? Explain why Jim was likely to feel as desperate as his did with his career, life, and self-worth. Use examples from the play to provide a detailed analysis of how men were perceived during that time as well as the way the theater/entertainment industry operated differently than it does today.

Essay Topic 2

The staff at the hospital played a necessary role in Jim's stay, state of mind, and actions.

1) Describe the characters you think were the most influential in Jim's hospital stay, how they were depicted, and the ways they affected Jim's actions.

2) Which scenes that included Jim's interactions with the hospital staff were the most important to the plot? Explain the specific part of the scenes and how they were significant to the play.

3) Why do you think there were so many different doctors and attendants that interacted with Jim? What does that display for the hospital's role in the play? Why is this effective in leading to the eventual outcome?

Essay Topic 3

Explain in detail what "seven" is and what it actually represents in terms of Jim's character and the hospital in general. Use the events in the book to analyze how "seven" was used, citing specific examples to illustrate its purpose.

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