Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What names does the Woman jokingly call the Man?
2. What is/are the only prop/props seen onstage at the start of the play?
3. What does the Woman say frightens her?
4. Who are the two main characters?
5. As the Woman rolls out the sleeping mat, what does she ask the Man?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Woman say about her dreams, and what does she say she dreamed of?
2. What does the Woman threaten to do to the Man if he does not listen to her while he is meditating, and what is the Man's response to the threat?
3. In Scene 8, what plans does the Woman try to make, and what is the Man's reaction?
4. What does the Man explain to the Woman about what his friend told him about meditating?
5. How does the Man answer when the Woman asks him what his name is, and what name does the Woman give him?
6. What is the setting of Scene 1?
7. What is the final image of the Woman in the play, and how does this visually illustrate her name?
8. What does the Woman say she taught herself to do, and why?
9. What does the Woman accuse the Man of believing, and what does she tell the Man to do?
10. What is the main theme in Scene 1?
The true identities of the Man and the Woman are never revealed though they are given names to substitute for their identity. Write an essay answering the following using supporting examples:
1) What are the names that the Man is given? Are these names reflective of the true identity of the Man as revealed by his personality?
2) What is the name the Woman gives herself, and what does it mean? How does the final scene illustrate the Woman's name?
3) The characters withhold their true identity from each other. Why? What effect does this have on their relationship?
The death of the Woman greatly affects the character of the Man and serves as a climactic event in the play. Respond with supporting examples to the following:
1) In what ways has death been portrayed in "The Sound of a Voice"? What significance do these instances of death have?
2) How is the death of the Woman symbolized? In what ways does her death reflect her life?
3) Is the death of the Woman foreshadowed in the play? Does her death seem inevitable?
The play can be defined as a tragedy. The death of the Woman and the loneliness and suffering of the characters dramatically shape the plot of the play. Answer the following with supporting examples:
1) How does the author create a feeling of misfortune and doom throughout the play?
2) How does the fate of the characters create a tragic ending?
3) In your opinion, was the fate of the Man and the Woman inevitable? Does this make the ending more or less tragic?
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