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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. Adele tells her Wisconsin relatives that ____________________________.
2. This section is told from _________________ point of view.
3. What does Adele force Ann to do on Christmas Day?
4. Where is Milton located decades later by a private detective?
5. What does Ann wear to her first day of school?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author show that Adele is self-centered and selfish?
2. How do Lillian and Art start out their married life?
3. How does Lillian feel about her husband's job and how is that feeling transmitted to her daughters?
4. Who is Lillian and what is her relationship with her aunts?
5. What does Carol believe is the basis of some of Adele's outlandish behavior?
6. How does Jimmy help Hal turn his life around?
7. How is Hal a disappointment to Carol and Jimmy?
8. Describe Adele's disappointing life with her first husband, Hisham.
9. How does Adele's mental health come into question regarding how she manages Christmas for Ann and the rest of her family?
10. What does Adele reveal about herself when she refuses to stay at the job in Watts?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Does Simpson end the story on a note of hope for Ann or the continuance of her struggle to come to terms with her flawed relationship with Adele? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Carol and Adele. Both women want influence over Lillian but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?
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