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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Beatrice prepared for Tillie's science project?
2. According to Miss Hanley, what is Beatrice's idea of dressing up?
3. When someone says goodnight to Beatrice at the beginning of Act 2, what name does she call her?
4. Beatrice speaks with this person during her second phone call in Act 2:
5. According to Tillie, the seeds which received little radiation ...
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Beatrice a sympathetic character? Why or why not?
a) What is the root cause of Beatrice's bitterness and caustic behavior?
b) Does Beatrice demonstrate signs of mental illness? How might this explain her abusiveness toward her daughters?
c) Is Beatrice more of a danger to herself (self-destructive) than she is to others? Why or why not?
c) In what ways do Beatrice's insecurities impact her daughters?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Beatrice, Tillie, and Ruth.
a) In what ways are these characters similar? In what ways are they different?
b) Which character is the most "rounded" of the three? Which character is the least?
c) What are each character's values? How do they differ from each other?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways does Beatrice seek or crave respect? Why does Beatrice claim that she was one of the most respected students in high school? What is revealed later on in the play that refutes this statement? When Beatrice spars with Ruth in Act 2, she states that she demands nothing else but respect from Ruth. Why is this so important to her? Does Beatrice treat her daughters with respect? Does Beatrice treat anyone else with respect? Does Beatrice respect herself?
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