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. Why can the guest not have nuts?

2. What does Lala do after this happens?

3. As Boo pins on Lala's corsage, what greeting does Peachy pass on to Lala?

4. What happens to Peachy and Joe when the girls do this?

5. What happens after Joe leaves, and Sunny stands center stage and thinks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is dramatic scene in Act II between Sunny and Joe.

Part 1) How is this the thematic and dramatic climax of the play?

Part 2) Why does this confrontation take place? How do their differences and lack of understanding play into this confrontation?

Part 3) What is ironic about what directly follows this confrontation?

Essay Topic 2

The theme runs deeper than initially thought.

Part 1) How has the theme grown deeper, and how does it relate to the interaction between people?

Part 2) How do Joe and Sunny demonstrate this deeper meaning?

Part 3) How can the reader or audience member incorporate this theme into his or her own life?

Essay Topic 3

It is known early on that Joe is different from the rest of the characters.

Part 1) How is he different? Why is he so different?

Part 2) How is his character important in this play? Could the play exist without him? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does he influence the other characters? Why is he able to be so influential?

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