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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Act 8 take place?
2. Who has died in Act 8?
3. Where does Darrell tell Evans he is going in Act 5?
4. Why does Nina tell Evans to not get too excited in Act 8?
5. What does Darrell tell Nina is nothing to hope for in Act 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the theme of "Internal Conflict." How is this manifested in Strange Interlude? How does O'Neill express this through stream-of-consciousness style of writing?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the theme of "Reverence for the Father" in Strange Interlude. How does this theme apply to Nina? How does it apply to Gordon? To Darrell?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of mental illness in Strange Interlude. Who is afflicted with mental illness in the play? How does mental illness propel the actions of the characters?
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