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. How does Jim say goodbye to Ann in Act 3, Scene 3?

2. According Jim in Act 3, Scene 4, when is he ready to be released?

3. What time of day does Act 2, Scene 3 take place?

4. What does Ann deny in Act 2, Scene 4?

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

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

The first scene features Jim being admitted into the hospital in a manner that foreshadows future events. 1) How is Jim first introduced and what are the circumstances around his hospital visit? What is the significance of the way he is brought in and the explanation given at his arrival? How do the doctors attempt to gain information from him and what does he provide them with? Why is this important to the plot? 2) Describe the letter that is referred to in the first scene and why it is a clue that becomes more substantial later in the play.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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