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 starts as Act 2 ends?

2. How does Jim feel as the final act of the play ends?

3. What do the patients ask Jim about as the third scene in Act 2 begins?

4. How has Jim been behaving as the group assesses in the second scene of Act 3?

5. Why does Ann tell Jim to endorse his paycheck to her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze why the author chooses The Shrike for the title of the book. Describe in detail what a shrike is and which characters personify it the most in the play. Include a description of the events the characters are involved in and how they they reflect a shrike's actions.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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