The Miss Firecracker Contest 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 is the one thing that gives Carnelle prestige?

2. Who calls for Elain in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. Who consoles Popeye and Carnelle?

4. Which word best describes Popeye's eye injury story?

5. Where does Carnelle volunteer?

Short Essay Questions

1. How have Delmount and Elain distanced themselves from their mother?

2. Why does Elain bring Carnelle a Mardi Gras mask?

3. What is Delmount's redemption?

4. What routine does Carnelle plan to perform in the beauty contest? Be descriptive.

5. How is comic relief used in the play?

6. What is in the shoebox that Tessy brings to Carnelle and what does it represent?

7. What doesn't Delmount understand about Carnelle's obsession with the beauty pageant?

8. Why is Delmount avoiding Tessy?

9. Why does Delmount decide to watch fireworks with Popeye?

10. How does Carnelle show that she will not let others dictate her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who are the secondary characters in the play? What role do the secondary characters play in the story?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the statement Mac Sam makes about women needing to feel beautiful. How does this relate to the rest of the play? How is this a theme?

Essay Topic 3

Which characters are seeking their self-identity? How do they seek to find it?

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