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. What does Dorothea do after graduating from high school?

2. What dream does Artie have?

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

4. When Artie is _______________ she becomes pregnant.

5. How does Artie teach her daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Artie ever rebel from Dorothea?

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

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

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

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

6. What do you think the author's purpose was in having Echo spelling heard between Dorothea's recollections?

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

8. Why do you think Artie runs away instead of letting her mother send her to college?

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

10. What skill does Echo have, and how does this skill become a form of communication between Echo and her mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dorothea gives a lengthy discussion about Echo's name and why she named her this. Echo's name is connected to her grandmother's expectations of her and Echo's later decisions in life. Discuss how Echo's name influenced her.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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