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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 says, "Everybody watches for everybody else's blunders, or tries to make sure they're with people that'll do them credit"?
2. Who writes the skit Joel performs at the tea?
3. Who says, "Thanks for your cooperation"?
4. How does Joel feel when he hears the singing at Miles' tea?
5. According to the invitation from Miles, what time does the tea start?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Miles' mother say that surprises Joel?
2. Why does Joel believe people do not show Stella a lot of attention?
3. What does Joel start to feel about Stella when he has a moment alone, after Stella receives a telegram from Miles?
4. How does Miles die?
5. How does Miles tell Joel he can obtain more information about his problems?
6. At the second Sunday event in the story, what dp Miles and Stella been arguing about?
7. Why do party goers look at Stella and Joel curiously when they are chatting at Stella's sister's home?
8. What reason does Miles give for why he no longer wants Stella and Joel to discuss the affair at June's house?
9. How does Nat attempt to make Joel feel better the day after the tea at the Calman house?
10. Why does Stella think Miles might be watching her and Joel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Look at the minor character Eva. What is her significance? Why is it important that she never speaks in the story? Given Eva's description--motherly, older, and wiser than Stella--why might Miles be attracted to her?
Essay Topic 2
Why is Joel's skit an important aspect of the story? What does the skit represent? What does the skit tell the reader about Joel? How does it drive the events of the story?
Essay Topic 3
What is the significance of insecurity in the story? How does insecurity drive the plot? Which characters are the most insecure? What is the story saying about insecurity?
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