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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Corrinna drop when she sees the three nuns at the window?
2. What is the state of Artie's apartment at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
3. How does Bunny yearn to be noticed?
4. How does Bananas yearn to be noticed?
5. Artie recognizes Corrinna because of how many movies she has appeared in?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act I, Part I, the audience learns that the Vietnam War is the context for the play. The Pope is going to New York to speak to the UN about the war. Artie has a son that is in Vietnam. Using information from the class discussion on the play's context, discuss in a thesis driven paper the significance of the war going on during the play. How does the war, taking place away from the play's action, still affect the play and its characters? Use specific information and quotes from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Why is the Pope such a significant, but unseen character in The House of Blue Leaves? What does he symbolize and why are these characters chasing after him? What do they ultimately want? Construct a thesis driven paper using specific information and quotes from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Ronnie's character in The House of Blue Leaves is neither prominent nor fully understood. Aside from Act II, Scene I, Part I, his voice is not heard; therefore his thoughts are not known. However, much can be deduced from the few times we see Ronnie. In a thesis driven paper, discuss Ronnie's character and his significance to the play. Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your response.
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