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 beings passing up things to the stage as Act I ends?

2. Who slips past the barricade and comes into the house and becomes comfortable?

3. The story of Mr. Antrobus leading a handful to survive in the face of the rain's destruction alludes to what story in the Bible?

4. Before the Telegraph Boy can come into the house, Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus do what?

5. What does Mrs. Antrobus do when she sees Henry's hair isn't covering his forehead?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Antrobus finally allow the Telegraph Boy into the house?

2. What is Henry shouting about, in his sleep, while Mr. Antrobus listens to him?

3. When does the true reconciliation for Henry and Mr. Antrobus occur?

4. Describe the wedding ring that was found at the beginning of the play.

5. What does Sabina talk about while books are being handed to her through the trap door?

6. Why does the Fortune Teller tell Sabina to stop being foolish and to go away?

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

8. Describe the refugee named Homer.

9. What does Mr. Antrobus say that he used to imagine during the war?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Using specific evidence from the play, answer the following question: Why is the war never named?

Essay Topic 2

Using specific examples to support your answer, explain how the play, or a section of this play, is an allegorical tale? What is the allegory being told?

Essay Topic 3

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

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