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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. Who is the author of BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY?

2. What has Angel been doing as Act 1, Scene 3 begins?

3. Why is Angel upset when she returns home?

4. What is Angel Allen's profession?

5. Who does not go out to dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Angel finally tell Leland the truth about the abortion?

2. What has happened to Delia's clinic plans as Act 2, Scene 3 opens?

3. How has the topic of women's rights and family planning become personal for this small group of friends?

4. How is Leland's naivete becoming more obvious?

5. What is the setting for Act 2, Scene 1?

6. How does Angel feel about having Leland in her life?

7. What long term advice does Delia give Angel?

8. What news does Sam deliver to Angel and how does she respond?

9. What is Guy's dream?

10. What is happening socially and culturally in America that present challenges to the characters?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the play's title. What did the author mean by calling the play BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY when the play is actually set in New York? Cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Angel. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

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