Translations Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 did the soldiers demolish while searching for Yolland in Act 3?

2. Who says that when his grandfather was a boy the British did the same thing in Act 3?

3. What is Maire carrying when she enters in Act 3?

4. What does Hugh tell Maire he will teach her in the end of the play?

5. Maire tells Yolland in Act 2, Scene 2, "Listen to me. I want you too, ____."

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hugh say to Owen after he finds the names book in Act 3?

2. What is Yolland's hope for the future with Maire in Act 2, Scene 2? How does his dream differ from hers?

3. What is ironic about Maire's speaking English in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. When Hugh and Jimmy enter in Act 3, what information is revealed about both of their futures?

5. What is unique about the way the playwright uses language in Act 2, Scene 2?

6. How do Maire and Yolland express that they have both had feelings for one another building up to Act 2, Scene 2?

7. What happens with Sarah in Act 3 once Lancey speaks to her?

8. Describe the importance of language in Act 2, Scene 2.

9. What danger is involved in Act 2, Scene 2?

10. When Lancey enters in Act 3, what does he inform the students?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss objective as it applies to the British military presence in Baile Beag in Translations. How is Owen's misjudgment of the British objectives important?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the element of disability as it applies to the characters of Manus and Sarah. How do their disabilities make them alike? How do they limit them in the world?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of tradition in Translations. How are tradition and change represented? How are they viewed by Friel?

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