Eleemosynary Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lee Blessing
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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. Why were Artie and Echo's conversations limited?

2. What is an eccentric?

3. What did Artie name her daughter?

4. Who says that a smart girl will never be married?

5. How did the wings look?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dorothea's choice to become an eccentric take away Artie's freedom?

2. Why is it ironic that Artie constantly drills spelling words to Echo?

3. Does Artie ever rebel from Dorothea?

4. Why do you think Artie is unable to communicate effectively with her daughter?

5. What is the primary complication between the Westbrook women in this play?

6. Who is the controller in the play? Who is being controlled?

7. At what point in scene 3 do you think the audience loses sympathy for Dorothea?

8. What do you think the author's purpose was in having Echo spelling heard between Dorothea's recollections?

9. What is the opening action of this play, and what does this foreshadow?

10. Who is Artie named after and how does this name match her personality?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At some points in the play, Artie seems to have freed herself of her past and becomes a successful, functioning, happy individual. At what point is this true, and which events turn her life back around into the character she again becomes at the end of the play?

Essay Topic 2

The title of the play is a background theme throughout the play. Discuss why this title is appropriate for the play. Give examples of how it is used throughout the play.

Essay Topic 3

Dorothea stresses the importance of education. Discuss how and why Dorothea demonstrates her valuing education over motherhood, and give examples from the play.

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