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Blues for an Alabama Sky Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of jobs is Guy forced to take now?



2. Who is Delia's heroine?



3. What does Angel become for Tony?



4. With whom does Angel have a date tonight?



5. Which of the following does not describe the dress that Leland has brought for Angel?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is Guy's response to the eviction notice?



2. Who are the first characters introduced in Act 1, Scene 1 and what are they doing?



3. Who arrives unexpectedly to see Angel as she is home alone?



4. What important themes does the author reinforce during this scene?



5. What happens when Angel returns to the apartment?



6. What gift has Leland brought for Angel?



7. What is Angel's mood as Act 1, Scene 3 begins?



8. Who will be going to France with Guy?



9. What decision does Angel make and how does she involve Sam?



10. What long term advice does Delia give Angel?



Essay Topics

Even though they are both single, black women, Angel and Delia seem very different. Compare and contrast Angel and Delia. What similarities do they share? How are they different?

What is the state of the finances of the people of Harlem in 1930? How do most of the people fare during the Great Depression? How do people in regular jobs like Sam and Delia fare as opposed to those in the entertainment industry such as Guy and Angel? Explain.

Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Cleage use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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