Sorry, Wrong Number 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. What does Mrs. Stevenson accuse the operator of doing after the operator tells her that the number is busy in Act I, Part 2?

2. When the first operator answers, what part of the stage is lit?

3. What does the 1st Man tell George about what light's will be on when George goes to the place where the 1st Man is sending him in Act I, Part 1?

4. What is Mrs. Stevenson's phone number?

5. What line does the operator want the Chief Operator to pick up in Act I, Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Stevenson say as the operator tries the number in Act I, Part 1?

2. What instructions is George given for the actual murder?

3. What does Mrs. Stevenson's bedroom look like?

4. What does Mrs. Stevenson tell the operator when she reaches her in Act I, Part 1?

5. How is George described?

6. How does Ms. Stevenson respond when the operator tells her in Act I, Part 2, that the number is busy?

7. How does the operator get the attention of the Chief Operator?

8. Under what conditions might the Chief Operator be able to trace a call?

9. What instructions does the 1st Man give George about lights at the house?

10. What reason does Mrs. Stevenson give the Chief Operator for wanting the call traced.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The play is very short and the timeline in the play is very abbreviated. How much time is there between when the curtain rises and falls? How does the time span affect characters, especially Mrs. Stevenson? How does time influence behavior? How does the use of time affect the plot and storyline? What might time symbolize?

Essay Topic 2

The play was written in 1943. The plot of play is dependent upon how telephone calls were made in that time period. What elements of the play might be difficult for readers to understand? What elements are universal to all time periods? How does the fact that the play was written in 1943 affect readers and their understanding of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Mrs. Stevenson is the most developed character in the play. How do readers learn about the type of woman Mrs. Stevenson is? How is her character developed? What is learned about her character and the type of person she is?

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