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. Who does Dorothea meet at the picnic?

2. What does Artie do after her pregnancy?

3. Where does Artie find employment at the end of scene 2?

4. What do the wings represent to Artie?

5. What does Dorothea's husband promise her, but then does not fulfill?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Artie admit is her own neurosis?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dorothea admits that in the last years of her life she is more concerned about her daughter, from whom he is estranged, rather than her granddaughter, whom she is raising. Why do you think this is true, and what may be the affects of this on Echo?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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