The Shrike Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Joseph Kramm
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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. 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

In The Shrike, the author uses the background to illustrate certain aspects of the play and its characters.

1) Describe 3 examples of how imagery or scenery is used in the play and what each one represents.

2) For the examples in Part 1, explain how they relate back to the character or characters in that scene.

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

Ann clearly has an agenda.

1) Describe Ann's character in detail, including the personality traits that you think are the most important, and how the author displays them.

2) Explain what Ann's objective is and why she is willing to act in extreme ways to attain it.

3) Why do you think Ann wants Jim to return to their marriage so badly? Describe the events in the book that might lead to the answer.

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