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 use of symbolism throughout "The Sound of a Voice" has significant impact on the understanding of the plot. Using supporting examples, answer the following questions:
1) What objects provide significant symbolism throughout the play? What do these things represent?
2) What are some less significant sources of symbolism that enrich the play and the audience's understanding of the events?
The plot of "The Sound of a Voice" illustrates the lives of the Man and the Woman over a short span of time. Answer the following questions with supporting examples:
1) How does the organization of the play influence the plot of the story?
2) How does the short period together affect the way the characters are portrayed to interact with each other?
3) Why did the author choose to focus on such a short span of time? How does this affect the presentation of the play as a theatrical performance?
"The Sound of a Voice" has a very simple presentation, from they play's appearance on stage to the way the dialogue is written. Support your essay with examples from the play and respond to the following:
1) How is the simplicity of the play reflected in the physical appearance of the set?
2) How is the dialogue of the play a reflection of simplicity?
3) How does the limit of two characters in the play add to the effect of a simple presentation and understanding of the plot?
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