Y2K 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. What kind of phone call did Emma say she had received?

2. What does Joseph tell the agents no one believed him about?

3. What is the name of Joanne's ex-husband?

4. What does Slake ask Joseph if he is worried about?

5. Which couple is still married when they met?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the interview get more heated when the FBI officers question Joseph's Internet usage?

2. Why does Joseph think they should both quit their jobs?

3. What does Joseph tell Joanne was wrong with their computers?

4. How does Joanne react when she meets Astrakhan for the first time?

5. What does Astrakhan tell the audience about Joanne and Joseph's life?

6. What does Joseph know about the hacker?

7. What does Astrakhan say about himself in scene two?

8. What does Astrakhan tell Joseph he thinks about Joanne?

9. How do Joseph and Joanne make up?

10. How does the technician think a hacker obtained Joseph's personal data?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Replace the play's setting with one of the following settings:

1. Mexico.

2. USA.

3. Spain.

What new meaning would the new setting give the book? How important is setting for developing meaning in a story?

Essay Topic 2

What problems do Joseph's generation face? How are the problems for Joseph's generation different to the problems Astrakhan generation face? Identify and discuss a significant problem facing your generation.

Essay Topic 3

What is Y2K? Why would the transition cause so many problems? How does Kopit use the hysteria surrounding Y2K to develop fear and tension in his play? How do the authorities safeguard against Y2K?

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