The Heidi Chronicles Test | Final 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 year and season does Act 2, Scene 5 open with?

2. Based on her friend's reaction at the end of Act 2, Scene 5, what does Heidi decide to do?

3. What else is Heidi discontented with in the Prologue to Act 2?

4. How does Scoop portray himself on the news program in Act 2, Scene 2?

5. In the Prologue to Act 2, what is Heidi critical of in terms of feminism?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is happening during Heidi and Susan's lunch in 1984?

2. What does Heidi do to cheer Peter up at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?

3. What is currently going on with Scoop, Peter and Heidi during Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What has been going on in Scoop and Lisa's lives since their wedding?

5. Prior to the alumni association luncheon in Act 2, Scene 4, what has been the purpose of Heidi's adult life?

6. What decision does Heidi make in Scene 5, Act 2, regarding her future and why?

7. In terms of relationships, what are differences between Lisa and Heidi?

8. What is Peter's emotional state when Heidi comes to tell him good-bye in the AIDS ward during Act 2, Scene 5?

9. What happens when Lisa goes to take Scoop's phone call during her baby shower?

10. What happens during the show, "Hello New York" during Act 2, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Heidi decides to stay in New York after visiting Peter in the AIDS ward. Heidi has many relationships throughout the play in terms of both male and female friends. What are the "not so obvious" aspects of her relationship with Peter that would cause Heidi to leave a fiance in Europe, but stay in New York after Peter breaks down? What were Peter's reasons for wanting her to stay? Do you feel it was selfish of him to stand in her way? Do you think Heidi was being selfish as well?

Essay Topic 2

What initially attracts Peter and Heidi to each other and why do they carry on their life-long friendship?

Essay Topic 3

During the women's discussion group that Heidi attends with Susan, describe two of the characters and what they hope to achieve by attending the discussion group. Why do you think they are mentioned in the play? What do their characters suggest about the women's movement? Do you think each will continue with their points of view, based upon what you know from the play, or give it all up?

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