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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 is the Man's response when the Woman asks where he is going in the second scene?

2. What reason does the Woman give the Man to stop his chore in Scene 3?

3. What does the Man get out to look at in Scene 4?

4. What name does the Woman say is too common?

5. What names does the Woman jokingly call the Man?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Man's hesitation to reveal his destination to the Woman in Scene Two reveal about how he feels about the Woman that has carried over from their first meeting?

2. How does the Scene 8 conclude?

3. What is the Man doing at the beginning of the third scene, and what is his appearance?

4. What does the Woman say about her dreams, and what does she say she dreamed of?

5. What is changing in the relationship between the Man and the Woman in the fourth scene?

6. What does the Woman's description of how she takes care of her flowers imply about her knowledge of the Man's theft?

7. What is the Man's last act in the play?

8. What does the Man explain to the Woman about what his friend told him about meditating?

9. What does the Man say about the Woman's flute playing and his knowledge of music?

10. What are the Woman and the Man doing at the beginning of Scene 1, and what are they talking about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Loneliness is a central theme in "The Sound of a Voice." The Man and the Woman both struggle to break free from being alone throughout the play. Please respond with supporting examples to the following:

1) What lifestyles do the Man and the Woman have that lead them to be lonely?

2) What ways has the Woman learned to cope with being lonely? How do her ways affect the way the Man views her?

3) Do the characters learn to alleviate each other's loneliness successfully? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The Woman uses the song of her flute to provide hope for herself in a world of loneliness. At the end of the play, the Man picks up the Woman's flute and attempts to recreate the hope he saw created by the Woman. Answer the following questions with supporting examples from the play:

1) What does the flute represent to the Woman?

2) What does the flute first represent to the Man? Does his view of the music and flute change over time? If so, what causes this change?

3) What is the author implying at the end of the play when the Man takes up the flute and attempts to play it? Is all hope lost for the Man's fate? Is this the Woman's parting gift to the Man? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

When the characters of the Man and the Woman first meet, there is an obvious lack of trust. They do not even reveal their true names to each other. Use examples to support your response to the following:

1) What events throughout the play illustrate a lack of trust between the two main characters? What events from their pasts might have caused this distrust?

2) Is there a shift at anytime throughout out the play where the characters learn to trust each other, even just a little bit? What happens to make this trust fade?

3) Does the author represent the mistrust of another human as something normal? Why or why not?

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