Eleemosynary Test | Final 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. Artie considered going to the spelling bee as her ___________.

2. What news does Artie have for her mother when she calls her for the second time in scene 4?

3. How does Artie and Echo's argument end?

4. After Artie accidentally sees Echo in scene 5, what does she suggest to Echo?

5. Why does Artie tear up the house in scene 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Artie when her mother reappears in her life?

2. Why do you think that Echo put on the wings in the beginning of scene 5?

3. Why is Echo unable to see what she is doing to the little boy in the Spelling Bee?

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

5. Why do you think the author chose to "kill off"all the male characters in the play?

6. Why do you think Echo said Artie was just a dead person when she called in scene 4?

7. How does what Dorothea says about the lock of hair always connecting her to Artie foreshadow their relationship?

8. What evidence is there in scene 5 that Echo is intrigued by her mother and wants to get to know her?

9. Why do you think Dorothea wanted Echo to be so willing to give forgiveness?

10. Why does Dorothea cut a lock of Artie's hair?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is used throughout Eleemosynary. Discuss examples of it and how it increases understanding of the play.

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

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.

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