Eleemosynary Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does Dorothea convince Artie to do about her pregnancy?

2. How many generations of women does this play cover?

3. Artie's fear is considered __________________________.

4. What did Artie name her daughter?

5. How many words does Echo misspell when her mother drills her on the phone?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How are the 3 main characters related to each other?

5. Who ignited Echo's original love of words?

6. In scene 1, Dorothea has had a stroke and is rendered mute. Why do you think Echo insists she can hear Dorothea?

7. What do you think the purpose of this scene 3 is?

8. Why does Artie feel that she was Dorothea's guinea pig as she grew up?

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

10. What skill does Echo have, and how does this skill become a form of communication between Echo and her mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Echo never really has a chance to reunite her mother and grandmother. Discuss why she believes she can, and how she plans it.

Essay Topic 2

Character names are very important in this play and have a kind of "self-fulfilling prophesy". Discuss how this is especially true for Artie. Give examples from the text to support your thoughts.

Essay Topic 3

In scene 5, the cross country drive west back to Dorothea's home is recounted. Echo was too young to remember the trip, but both Dorothea and Artie recount their memorable stops along the way. What do these stops indicate about Dorothea and Artie?

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