Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Norman mention to Ethel at the opening of this scene?
2. About what does Billy say Norman talks to him while they are out fishing?
3. What surprises Billy about the lake cottage?
4. What is Norman's response to Ethel's reply?
5. How does Chelsea respond to Norman's attempts to choose the topic of conversation?
When Ethel pulls her doll, Elmer, out of the fireplace, Norman suggests that Elmer might have been attempting suicide when he fell into the fireplace and that he might try that some day himself. Choose one of the following topics and write a cohesive essay with detailed examples.
1). Compare and contrast Norman and Ethel and their attitudes towards death and suicide. Include how you think each of them might commit suicide given their different personalities.
2). Write an essay about the topic of assisted suicide. Include your opinion of it and who you think should be able to take such an action.
In Act 1, Scene 3, young Billy Ray is introduced and hits if off immediately with Norman, who has a somewhat strained relationship with his own daughter, Chelsea. Answer the following questions in a coherent essay using detailed examples from the entire play:
1). Why do you think Norman seems more relaxed and open to Billy Ray versus Chelsea?
2). Do you think Norman would have preferred a son rather than a daughter? Why?
3). Do you think most couples hope for a son as first born or at least having a son to carry on the family name?
4). How do you think the natural inclination for many couples to want at least one son has on the psychological health of daughters?
It is obvious that the opening of the Lakeside Cottage is a tradition that goes back many years; in fact, we are told this is the 48th summer that Norman and Ethel have come to their "home in the woods." Answer the following questions in a coherent essay using detailed examples from the entire play:
1). What do you think the fact that these two have spent 48 summers at this Lake says about them as people?
2). Can you imagine always spending your summers at the same place every year?
3). If you answer yes to the above question, describe the place that you would like to go for that many summers.
4). If you answer "no" to question 2, describe several places that you would want to go for vacations.
5). Are there any traditions you and your family maintain year after year?
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