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. In scene 2 when the scene fades to black, where is the audience's attention redirected to?

2. Who enters the first scene wearing wings?

3. How does Artie teach her daughter?

4. Who opens the third scene?

5. For Dorothea, eccentricity means _____________________her child.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Artie admit is her own neurosis?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Dorothea gives her daughter and granddaughter very meaningful names: Artie (Artemis) and Echo. Dorothea explains her reasoning behind Echo's naming in the play. Artie is named after Artemis, a Greco-Roman huntress who was known for her ruthlessness and solitariness. Discuss how the characters' names fit their personalities. Give examples from the text to support your thoughts.

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