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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Act 2, why doesn't Trock leave in the rain?
2. Why didn't Miriamne tell the police the truth about Garth?
3. Who discovers Mio and Miriamne together in Act 2?
4. Why can't anyone locate the dead body in Act 1, Scene 3?
5. What is Mio's opinion of faith?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the importance of the relationships between fathers and sons in the play. How do Mio and Garth's experiences with murder affect their relationships with their fathers? Which son appears to value his father more and why?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of irony in the play. What ironies result from the conflict between Mio's desire for revenge and his love for Miriamne? What is the purpose of the ironies evident in the play? Is irony an effective tool for changing behavior?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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