Crimes of the Heart Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Babe's hysteria does not allow her to register:

2. Meg and Lenny are bothered by the photo of their father's smile because:

3. When Meg went crazy in L.A., what did she do with her jewels and valuables?

4. Babe wants a copy of the paper because:

5. Lenny's reason for exploding at Meg over the candy is:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the play's title, "Crimes of the Heart." What "crimes" have been committed in the play? What aspects of love or feeling are threatened, and how does this inform the message or theme of the play?

Essay Topic 2

Lee Smith "The biggest myth about Southern women is that we are frail types--fainting on our sofas...nobody where I grew up every acted like that. We were about as fragile as coal trucks." Write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify this statement using the text as support for your argument.

Essay Topic 3

One definition of a crime is "any offense, serious wrongdoing, or sin." Consider any "crime" committed in the play, literal or metaphorical, and determine how the preceding definition suits it. Is the definition complete in regards to this particular crime? Are there any words that don't fit? Defend, refute, or qualify the definition above in regards to any crime in the play.

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