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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the newsstand woman say she is calling?
2. For how much did Alexa take Wyler?
3. Where does the hotel clerk tell Wyler Alexa has gone?
4. Where does Alexa see the young violinist's picture?
5. To what movie does Alexa compare the score of the movie about her life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are several references to "As Bees In Honey Drown" throughout the play, including the title of this play. What does the saying mean? Does the saying take on different meanings in each reference? How does each character interpret this saying? What does this saying say about life in general outside of the play? Use specific examples in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Before Alexa became Alexa, she was Brenda Gelb from Pennsylvania. Describe the transformation that Brenda makes to become Alexa Vere de Vere. What prompts this transformation? How does she accomplish changing her personality and actions to fit Alexa instead of Brenda? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
The theme of art imitating life is prevalent in the play. How is this theme depicted? How is this theme important to the play? What characters are involved in this theme's development? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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