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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is different about the flower in the sixth scene?
2. What does the Man put down at the end of the last scene?
3. What does the Man intend to do in the beginning of the ninth scene?
4. What does the Man do when he is excited about his accomplishment in Scene 5?
5. What does the Woman say she only intended to do for the Man?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The literary technique of foreshadowing is used heavily throughout "The Sound of a Voice." Use examples to support your response to the following:
1) What examples of foreshadowing does the author use that are fulfilled by the end of the play?
2) How does the use of foreshadowing create a feeling of impending tragedy in the play?
3) What is the Woman's warning to the Man in the final scene about his fate? What does this imply for the Man's future after the end of the play?
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
Throughout the play, the Woman is represented as an artful soul who has a solitary but poetic life. Please use examples, and write an essay to answer the following questions:
1) How do outsiders perceive the Woman? What makes them think that she is like the way she is?
2) How does the Man's perception of the Woman change over time? Does he truly change his opinion of her by the end of the play?
3) Does the author imply that men view women as beautiful yet mysterious beings? Why or why not?
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