Final Test - Hard
|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the Man's response when the Woman offers to play the flute for him in Scene 7?
2. What does the Man tell the Woman to do about her music in Scene 5?
3. What is the Woman doing in Scene 6?
4. Why does the Woman say the Man would not like her music?
5. After the Man compliments the Woman on her flute playing, how often does the Woman say she will play her music?
Essay Topic 1
"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?
Essay Topic 2
The Man and the Woman start as strangers, but their relationship evolves into something much different. Respond to the following using examples from the play to support your answer:
1) How does the relationship of the Man and the Woman change from when they first meet to the middle of the play? How does the relationship change from the middle of the play to the end of the story?
2) What influences the change in the relationship between the characters? Do they both long for the same thing? Do they both fear the same thing?
3) How does the relationship between the Man and the Woman affect the Man after the Woman's death?
Essay Topic 3
The play has only two characters, the Man and the Woman. Each of these characters represents good and bad things to one another. Using supporting examples, respond to the following:
1) Is there a clearly defined protagonist or antagonist in "The Sound of a Voice"? Why or why not?
2) What substitutes for the protagonist and antagonist in the play?
3) What is the author's purpose in writing the plot without an obviously laid out hero and villain?
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