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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. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Trock threaten to do to anyone who listens in on his conversation?
2. What is referred to as a "Blind Snake" at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
3. What does Carr whistle as the crowd disperses in Act 1, Scene 3?
4. In Act 1, Scene 2, to what does Garth attribute his father's fears?
5. What does Garth confess to Miriamne at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Miriamne suddenly tell Mio she can no longer see him near the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
2. What advice does Mio offer Miriamne in Act 1, Scene 3?
3. Why does Mio visit the apartment in the beginning of Act 2?
4. How has Professor Hobhouse unnerved both Trock and Garth?
5. In Act 1, Scene 2, what advice does Esdras give Garth about his sense of guilt?
6. What threat does Trock make towards Shadow near the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
7. What is Miriamne's personal philosophy about truth?
8. What does Garth confess to Miriamne in Act 1, Scene 2?
9. How does Judge Gaunt react to Mio's death threat in the beginning of Act 2?
10. How does Miriamne attempt to cheer Mio after Judge Gaunt and Esdras leave the apartment in the middle of Act 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the balance between hope and despair evident in the play. How does the action and dialogue of the play affect that balance? How is the balance between hope and despair used to express the themes of the play? In the end, which emotion do the remaining characters experience and why?
Essay Topic 2
How are suspense and fear used to motivate characters and progress the action of the play? How is suspense built onstage by using offstage characters and sounds? How does suspense add interest to the play and help express the themes of the play?
Essay Topic 3
Compare Miriamne's compassion with Mio's desire for revenge. How do these two emotions conflict throughout the play? In the end, which emotion proves to be the strongest and why?
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