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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bananas mistake the nuns for?
2. How much money does Bunny confess she has downstairs that she will use to pay their way to California?
3. The purpose of Act II, Scene I, Part I is to create what?
4. How does Bunny yearn to be noticed?
5. When Bunny appears from her apartment downstairs in Act II, Scene II, what does she have?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the importance of Billy's reasoning that the audience is the most important part to a performance? What point is Guare making with this subtle injection? Is this true? Use specific information and quotes from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In Act II, Scene I, Part II, the characters display the increasing levels of their desperation. But desperation for what? Write an analysis of the scene, discussing at length what each character is desperate for and why. What are these characters doing to show their desperation? And, lastly, what does this heightening desperation do for the scene? Use specific information and quotes from the play to support your response.
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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