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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did the science experiment make Tillie feel?
2. Which of the following phrases best characterizes Beatrice's demeanor during the second phone call in Act 2?
3. What does Tillie ask Beatrice after the science fair?
4. According to Miss Hanley, Beatrice is:
5. What was Beatrice's high school nickname?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are several symbols in Zindel's play. Explore one symbol and discuss how it relates to a theme or motif in the play.
a) Identify the symbol.
b) What does this symbol represent?
c) Explain how the symbol helps the reader better understand the drama.
Essay Topic 2
Explore the concept of conformity versus individuality in Zindel's play. In what ways do the characters conform to society's expectations of them? In what ways do they remain independent? Which character conforms the most? Which character conforms the least?
Essay Topic 3
Explore the mother-daughter relationships in Zindel's play.
a) Is Beatrice a good mother? Why or why not?
b) Is Beatrice a traditional mother? Why or why not?
c) Does Beatrice express love for her daughters? If so, how?
d) Is Beatrice a role model to them? Why or why not?
e) How do Tillie and Ruth relate to Beatrice? Are they rebellious? Obedient?
f) Do Ruth and Tillie express love for Beatrice? If so, how?
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