How I Learned to Drive Test | Mid-Book 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 does Grandma blame for her crippled shoulders?

2. Li'l Bit refers her first lesson as the "initiation into a boy's first love." What is this first love?

3. What does Peck recommend for dinner at the fancy restaurant on the Eastern Shore?

4. As the lights dim, what announcement does "How I Learned to Drive" open with?

5. What does Li'l Bit's hair smell like?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Peck refer to the car as a "she"?

2. What does Li'l Bit tell her grandfather happens to him when he dies?

3. At age 11, can Li'l Bit actually drive?

4. Sum up "A Mother's Guide to Social Drinking".

5. What does Li'l Bit have to say about why she is kicked out of school in 1970?

6. What is Li'l Bit's plan to keep Peck from drinking?

7. How does Li'l Bit try to discourage Peck?

8. What happens after Peck's surprising declaration to Li'l Bit at the end of the photo shoot?

9. Explain Peck's theory of "fire" and people.

10. What does Peck pantomime in the first scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cars and driving are an important theme in this play. Describe what cars and driving represent in "How I Learned to Drive", and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Give examples of the traditional sexual and gender roles and how they shift during the play.

Essay Topic 3

Peck refers to his car as a "she". Explain his reasons for doing so and why you think that Li'l Bit does the same. Is this a practice you witness outside of this play? Give examples.

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