Eleemosynary Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. Who is Artie named after?

3. What does Dorothea do after graduating from high school?

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

5. What do the wings represent to Artie?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Artie's burning of Dorothea's possessions foreshadowed earlier in the play?

3. Why is Echo so ruthless in her defeat of the little boy?

4. How does Artie respond to Echo's question of whether or not she loves her?

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

6. After all her time away from Dorothea, why do you think Artie finally called her?

7. Why does Artie feel that she has fulfilled her commitment to Echo?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Artie was set up for failure repeatedly by Dorothea's unreasonable expectations. Explore these scenes and write about how these early events later influenced Artie's life choices. Give evidence from the play to support your thoughts.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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