Wit 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 does Vivian apologize for before she is given more pain medication?

2. What will Jason and Kelekian's journal article be about?

3. Which of the Holy Sonnets does Vivian recite when she imagines she is teaching?

4. What question does Vivian ask Jason when he visits her room in Scene 11?

5. Why does Jason say Vivian is not given patient-controlled medication?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Susie tell Vivian that she and Jason are inserting a catheter even though she can't hear Susie?

2. Why is it significant that someone always asked Vivian why Donne made his sonnets so complicated?

3. Why does Vivian make her bed alarm go off in the middle of the night?

4. Why does Vivian think of herself as “just the specimen jar?”

5. Why is Vivian given a morphine drip instead of patient-controlled analgesic?

6. Why does Vivian recite the sonnet beginning “This is my playes last scene?”

7. Why is Vivian scared?

8. Does Donne ever understand his Salvation Anxiety? Why or why not?

9. What are the three points Vivian emphasizes in Donne's poem during her imaginary lecture?

10. Why is Vivian so upset at her imaginary lecture being interrupted by Susie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define climax. Identify the climax of the play. How do you know this is the climax of the story? What events led up to this moment? How does the rest of the story play out after the climax? Could any other moments be considered climactic? If so, which ones and how?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Vivian and Jason. How are they alike? How are they different? How does Edson use these similarities and differences to deepen the story?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Susie and Jason. How are they alike? How are they different? Explain each of their relationships with Vivian.

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