Between Riverside and Crazy Test | Final Test - Hard

Stephen Adly Guirgis
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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. How is Pops's appearance described in the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?

2. Who is the lawyer that Pops describes having a conversation with in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. What does the Church Lady remark about Lulu after Lulu leaves in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. What does Oswaldo apologize for when he enters in Act 1, Scene 5?

5. Who reveals that there has been a settlement in Pops's case in Act 2, Scene 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Lulu departing in Act 2, Scene 1? Why?

2. How does Junior describe his relationship with his mother in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. How is the Church Lady described in stage directions?

4. Who is Mo Lubenthal and why does Pops want to contact him in Act 2, Scene 2?

5. What is symbolized by Pops's departure in the end of Act 2, Scene 4?

6. How have the circumstances of Oswaldo, Lulu, and Junior changed in Act 2, Scene 4?

7. What does the Church Lady confess to Pops in Act 2, Scene 4?

8. How would you describe O'Connor's relationship with Pops?

9. When and where does Act 2, Scene 1 take place in relation to the previous scenes in Act 1?

10. Where in the play do the exposition, rising action, and climax occur?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What implications do Caro and O'Connor make regarding Junior, Oswaldo, and Lulu when they confront Pops about his lawsuit? Do you think these implications are true? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Pops as the protagonist of Between Riverside and Crazy. What are Pops's circumstances in the beginning of the play? How do those circumstances change? How does Pops's character evolve in the course of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Why is the box that Junior enters with in Act 1, Scene 1 noteworthy? What does the box represent? Does the playwright reveal what is inside the box? Why or why not?

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