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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What caused Popeye's nickname?
(a) Her job.
(b) Her mother started it.
(c) A bad experience at school.
(d) A childhood prank.

2. Which of the following happens to Carnelle in the play's second act?
(a) She falls in love.
(b) Reversal of fortune.
(c) Failure.
(d) An injury.

3. What did Delmount once injure a man with?
(a) Brick.
(b) Beer bottle.
(c) Large rock.
(d) Butter knife.

4. What does Elain warn Popeye about?
(a) Delmount's instability.
(b) Delmount is already involved with another woman.
(c) Delmount has always been violent.
(d) Carnelle is mentally unstable.

5. When does the play take place?
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1990s.
(c) 2000s.
(d) 1980s.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month does Act 1, Scene 1, occur?

2. Where does Carnelle work?

3. Which of the following does the playwright embellish the importance of?

4. On what day does Act 1, Scene 2, occur?

5. How many children did Carnelle's aunt have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What motivates Carnelle to win the contest after Delmount visits?

2. What do you think Mac Sam means when he says that women need to feel beautiful?

3. By the end of the play, do you consider Carnelle to be defeated or undefeated?

4. How is self-identity a theme in the play?

5. Describe three ways Carnelle is attempting to better her reputation.

6. Which characters are on a quest for love?

7. Why does Elain attract Mac Sam's attention to Popeye instead of herself?

8. Who is Mac Sam and why is he significant to the story?

9. Describe the climax of the play.

10. What does the pageant symbolize?

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