A Delicate Balance: A Play 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 is Agnes demeanor after Julia's accusations?

2. According to Agnes, daylight brings sanity and ___________ once more.

3. Which character appears amidst Julia's rantings?

4. What meal has the family just finished?

5. According to Agnes, which of the following does not fall within the responsibility of a woman in a marriage?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Escape from reality is an important theme in the story. Cite at least three examples of how the characters attempt to escape from reality.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the play's title. What did the author mean by calling the play A DELICATE BALANCE? Cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Alcohol abuse seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the abuse? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? How does it affect the abusers? How does it affect those impacted by the abusers? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

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