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. Artie has an inability to do what, regarding Echo?

2. How is Dorothea's health as the play opens?

3. What is Echo's relationship to Artie?

4. After Dorothea talks about her marriage, what topic does she talk about?

5. Who is Artie named after?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Dorothea's educational treatment of Echo similar to how she raised Artie?

2. Do you think Artie will be able to function away from her mother?

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

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

5. Does Artie ever rebel from Dorothea?

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

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

8. Artie begins and ends scene two. What do we learn about the character?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Dorothea's reaction to Artie searching for her lock of hair. Why is this so important to Dorothea, and is Dorothea reasonable in her reaction to Artie's search?

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

Discuss how motherhood is handled by both Dorothea and Artie. Do you think Echo will be different in her role as a mother?

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