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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has Jim been participating with, according the group in Act 3, Scene 2?
2. What idea does Tom have for Jim?
3. What does Jim try to hide from Dr. Bellman in the fourth scene of Act 2?
4. How does Jim respond to Tom's suggestion?
5. Who is also invited to the conversation that is happening in the very beginning of the second scene in Act 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What do you think the author's intent was for ending the play so tragically?
1) What is the message he is conveying with Jim's hopelessness? How is Jim's release from the hospital ironic? What is your opinion of the way Jim sacrifices everything in his life that makes him happy in order to live a life of restriction and control.
2) How is Jim's life with Ann similar to his stay at the hospital? Which one do you think is worse? Why?
3) What was Jim's role in the ending? How much of the responsibility should he claim for how his life turned out? To what extent is he a victim compared to a contributor? Why?
4) Was there another way to end the play where Jim did not have to suffer so much? If not, why? If there was, what could it have been?
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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