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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 did Echo remember about the trip back east?
2. Instead of coming to see Echo, what does Artie do?
3. How many times did Artie run away?
4. Artie considered going to the spelling bee as her ___________.
5. Why does Artie leave Echo with Dorothea?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think that Dorothea reacts so coldly to Artie when she searches for the lock of hair?
2. Why does Artie suggest to Echo to practice for the National Spelling Bee?
3. What evidence is there in scene 5 that Echo is intrigued by her mother and wants to get to know her?
4. What happens to Artie when her mother reappears in her life?
5. Why is Echo so ruthless in her defeat of the little boy?
6. Why do you think Artie left her daughter with Dorothea, despite her own traumatic childhood with her mother?
7. Why is Echo unable to see what she is doing to the little boy in the Spelling Bee?
8. Why do you think Echo said Artie was just a dead person when she called in scene 4?
9. After all her time away from Dorothea, why do you think Artie finally called her?
10. What do all of the "educational stops " which the Westbrook women made have in common?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Artie's father is mentioned briefly in the play. Discuss how Artie's father influenced the women in the play, despite his seemingly small role.
Essay Topic 2
At some points in the play, Artie seems to have freed herself of her past and becomes a successful, functioning, happy individual. At what point is this true, and which events turn her life back around into the character she again becomes at the end of the play?
Essay Topic 3
The homemade wings reappear throughout the play and have importance and meaning for the characters. Discuss the wings from each of the character's perspective.
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