Sample questions from past exams
Summary about themes, tone, and characters. Questions to help you analyse the play.
1. Relationships between officers and men.
2. The effects of stress.
3. The idea of heroism is a dominant theme in the play. Do you agree?
4. The play’s title is taken from a poem by Humbert Wolfe, (1885-1940):
What will they give me, when journey’s done?
Your own room to be quiet in, Son!
Who shares it with me?
There is none shares that cool dormitory, Son!
Who turns the sheets?
There is but one, and no one needs to turn it, Son!
Who lights the candle?
Ev’ryone sleeps without candle all night, Son!
Who calls me after sleeping?
Son! You are not called when journey’s done.
Can you find a connection between the poem and the play?