The Shrike Test | Final Test - Hard

Joseph Kramm
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of test do the doctors give Jim in the second scene of Act 3?

2. Who is Dr. Bellman meeting with at the beginning of the second scene in Act 3?

3. Who has Jim been participating with, according the group in Act 3, Scene 2?

4. Who is also invited to the conversation that is happening in the very beginning of the second scene in Act 3?

5. Who does Ann tell Jim she has spoken with at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. Barrow recommends to Ann that she question Jim when he first becomes conscious.

1) What is the doctor's reason for talking to Jim in a semi-conscious state? Why is it relevant to the type of information retrieved from him?

2) Using the information revealed later in the play, how do Jim's initial responses accurately confirm what the doctor stated? Why is this both ironic and symbolic of later events? How is Ann's response an indication of her true motives in the same way that Jim's response reflects his?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the competency and efficiency of the hospital and each of the doctors involved with Jim's stay there. How does Jim unintentionally shed light to the problems the hospital has in treating patients? Does that contribute to the way he is treated? Why or why not? Use examples from the play to illustrate the role of the doctors, the reasons behind their actions, and why they were so useful to Ann.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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