The Last Night of Ballyhoo Test | Final Test - Hard

Alfred Uhry
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom is the Progressive Club?

2. How does Joe leave?

3. Why does Boo rush around making sure the house is clean and tidy?

4. What does Sunny do when she hears the conductor call out "All aboard?"

5. What is Reba's response to the accident?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Peachy Weil and Joe are very different.

Part 1) Describe each character and how they are different. How do the various family members feel about them?

Part 2) Why does Boo believe Peachy would be a good match for her daughter? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do the differences in these two men lead to a confrontation? How does this confrontation relate back to the theme?

Essay Topic 2

The title of the play is "Last Night of Ballyhoo."

Part 1) What is Ballyhoo? What is the meaning of this title?

Part 2) What is significant about the title?

Part 3) How does this title support the central theme of the play?

Essay Topic 3

There is a great deal of tension in this play.

Part 1) Give two examples of this tension. Why does this tension exist?

Part 2) How do the attitudes and opinions of those outside the family play in the family's identity?

Part 3) How does the tension in Europe reinforce the tension in this family's home and in American society?

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