Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to the screen door?
2. What is the name of their daughter who visits them?
3. What is Charlie's response to Ethel's suggestion?
4. How old was Miss Appley on her last birthday?
5. How many acts does this play have?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the broken screen door come into play again and how does it give the reader a better understanding of Norman's character?
2. Why do you think Ethel has never taken the idea of Norman's death seriously before now, especially considering that he's been on heart medication for awhile?
3. Give a brief description of the setting at the opening of the play.
4. Describe Bill's appearance and Billy and Norman returning from downstairs and how does this give readers a sense who Bill is?
5. Though Norman makes no blatant prejudiced statements about Jews, what he does say implies his bigotry. In your own words, what statements seem to suggest that Norman is prejudiced against Jewish people?
6. Give a brief synopsis of the conversation Chelsea and Ethel have about Norman as Chelsea just arrives.
7. Describe the scene and conversation about Elmer.
8. Give a brief synopsis of Ethel and Charlie's conversation and what the author may be showing through this conversation.
9. Describe Ethel's concern and role in that day's fishing venture.
10. Describe what happens when Norman uses the phone.
In Act 1, Scene 2 when Charlie comes inside, he knocks the screen door off its hinges and offers to help repair it, but Norman refuses his offer, just as Ethel refused Charlie's offer initially to fix the door.
Answer the following questions in a coherent essay using detailed examples from the entire play:
1). Why do you think Ethel refuses Charlie's help with the screen door?
2). Why do you think Norman refuses Charlie's help with the screen door?
3). Do you think the reasons they refuse are influenced by their gender?
One of the very first things the reader becomes aware of is that a probable theme of this play is the idea of aging and its inherent problems. Answer the following questions in a coherent essay using detailed examples from the entire play:
1.) Who is most obviously failing, probably as a result of age?
2.) What is the main problem Norman is having at the opening of the play?
3.) How common is memory problems among people in their late 70s and older?
4.) Are there ways to combat memory problems? What are they?
In a play, setting is an integral part of the entire story. Answer the following questions in a coherent essay using detailed examples from the entire play:
1). Describe the setting at the opening of the play.
2). How do you think the setting contributes to the play?
3). What clues does the setting offer about the characters?
4). What would you think about the owners of a house if you walked into such a setting?
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