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. What does Lenny fear will prevent men from loving her?

2. Babe looks happy in her wedding picture because:

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

4. Babe is upset when:

5. How did Old Granddaddy try to make the girls feel better on the morning of their mother's funeral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider Henley's motif of sweetness in the play. What message does the author emphasize through the "sweetness" of character actions, dialog, or foods? Use at least three specific examples to support your point.

Essay Topic 2

Author Alex Haley said "In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." Write an essay in which you examine this idea in relation to Crimes of the Heart.

Essay Topic 3

Consider Henley's use of humor at opportune moments in the play. Then write an essay in which you identify Henley's most successful examples of humor in the text, and discuss the effect these moments have on the author's purpose.

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