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. Dorothea began teaching Echo to read at the age of ______________.

2. Dorothea has ______________________expectations for her daughter.

3. When Dorothea changed her granddaughter's name, Echo was ___________.

4. How old is Echo when the plays opens?

5. Artie's fear is considered __________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Artie ever rebel from Dorothea?

2. How does Dorothea force her value of education over motherhood on Artie?

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

4. Why does Artie feel her ability to remember everything is an inconvenience?

5. Why do you think Dorothea felt little or no grief when her husband died?

6. Why do you think Artie runs away instead of letting her mother send her to college?

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

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

9. Why does Dorothea decide to take on a life of eccentricity?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The homemade wings reappear throughout the play and have importance and meaning for the characters. Discuss the wings from each of the character's perspective.

Essay Topic 2

When Dorothea is in a coma, Artie and Echo fight about whether or not there is any value in interacting with Dorothea. Artie believes that Dorothea is nothing more than a vegetable. Echo believes she is still a person with feelings. Why do you think the characters are acting as they are? Use examples from the play to explain their actions.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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