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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who runs out of the bathroom because the hot water will not turn off?
2. How does Bunny yearn to be noticed?
3. What kind of literature is referenced in Act II, Scene I, Part I?
4. How many parts are there to Ronnie's story?
5. What does Ronnie actually have in common with all of the other characters that is revealed in his speech?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dreams appear numerous times in The House of Blue Leaves, either from Artie or Bananas. Discuss some of these two characters' dreams and why they are in the play. What is their significance? What do they reveal about the characters to the audience? Are they necessary to the play's narrative? Cite specific information and quotes from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In class discussions, the literary style of farce was discussed. Farce is evident throughout the play, heightening in certain scenes. Based on what you have learned about farce, construct a thesis discussion farce within The House of Blue Leaves, what it is, why it is used in this play, and how it functions within the play. Use examples and quotes from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
The climax of The House of Blue Leaves was discussed in a classroom lecture. Develop a thesis about the climax and why it is this play's climax. Why is this moment the point of all rising action? Use specific information and quotes from the text to support your response.
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