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. In scene 2, with what does Artie say she has trouble doing?

2. What does Artie do after her pregnancy?

3. What is Dorothea's reaction to Artie's pregnancy?

4. In scene 3, which character does the audience meet more fully?

5. What do the wings represent to Artie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Artie is not worried about her own issues?

2. What are the basic relationships between the Westbrook women?

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

4. Why do you think Dorothea has such high expectations of Artie?

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

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

7. Does Artie ever rebel from Dorothea?

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

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

10. Do you think Artie will be able to function away from 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

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?

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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