Winterset Test | Mid-Book 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. In Act 1, Scene 3, who calls Miriamne back into the apartment?

2. Whom does the Radical accuse of capitalist oppression?

3. In Act 1, Scene 3, who begins to defend the Policeman?

4. What did Garth do to the letter?

5. How does Lucia describe Trock and Shadow in Act 1, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the characters react to the order that is given to Lucia in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. What point does Esdras make about justice in his final monologue?

3. What information does Garth give Mio about his involvement with Romanga's case in the beginning of Act 2?

4. What does the conversation between Mio and Carr reveal about Mio's past in Act 1, Scene 3?

5. Why does Trock bring Judge Gaunt and Esdras back to the apartment in Act 2?

6. Why does Mio pray for Esdras in Act 3?

7. In Act 1, Scene 1, how does Piny view Trock and Shadow?

8. How is Trock surprised in Act 2?

9. What is Mio's opinion of his father's trial?

10. How does Miriamne attempt to cheer Mio after Judge Gaunt and Esdras leave the apartment in the middle of Act 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how class differences are demonstrated and utilized in the play. How do the privileged characters treat the disadvantaged characters? How do the disadvantaged characters treat the privileged characters? Is privilege presented as a result of choice or fate?

Essay Topic 2

What purpose does poetic language serve in the play? At what points is prose interspersed with verse? How is prose used in the play? Why did Anderson choose to switch between the use of verse and prose?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the conflict between love and duty in the play. Compare Mio and Miriamne's attitude towards love and duty in Act 2 with their attitudes at the end of Act 3. What role does the conflict between love and duty play in the final outcome of the play?

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