The Skin of Our Teeth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who asked the refugees to come to the Antrobus' house?

2. When Sabina speaks in an aside, what does she say the play is about?

3. How many old women are among the crowd of refugees at the Antrobus'?

4. When Gladys returns with Mr. Antrobus' slippers, she begs him to do what?

5. Mrs. Antrobus orders Henry to cheer up his father by reciting what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus blockade the door?

2. Why does Mr. Antrobus want his books?

3. Before Mr. Antrobus starts his speech with the broadcast officials, what does he comment on?

4. What are the clear parallels between the story the Fortune Tellers tells and the Biblical story of Noah's Ark?

5. Who are "people of straw" according to Sabina?

6. What do Mr. Antrobus and Henry represent during their confrontation?

7. What do the lines of the philosophers, played by the stand-ins, concern?

8. Why does Mrs. Antrobus tell Henry to put down the stone he is carrying?

9. How does Mrs. Antrobus describe a woman's quest for marriage?

10. What are the most important achievements for Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, according to the loudspeaker announcement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the Fortune Tellers' long and angry lecture to the audience symbolize? Support your answer with specific examples from the play.

Essay Topic 2

According to the play, how is humanity given value? Use specific examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What are the three types of irony and how does the play use them? Cite examples from the play in support of your answer.

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