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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the doctors questioning Jim about in Act 3, Scene 2?
2. What does Jim tell Dr. Bellman he wants to do in the last scene?
3. What is Dr. Bellman's assessment of Jim at the end of Act 2, Scene 4?
4. How many days have passed between Act 2 and Act 3?
5. What does Miss Wingate tell Jim to do at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Tom, his role in Ann's scheme, and 3 ways that he contributed to Jim's surrender. Why were they significant and what reason does the author have for waiting until the second to last act to make Tom appear?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The other patients are used to contrast Jim's situation at different times during the play.
1) What are the most significant differences between Jim and the other patients? Why are those differences necessary to his position?
2) Describe the patients that you think are the most similar to Jim and the ones that are the most different. For each of them, what role do they play in the plot and the overall message?
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