Picnic 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. Where does Millie want to go on a train?

2. What does Millie do that Rosemary thinks is scandalous?

3. What are the characters preparing to do tonight?

4. To what does Mrs. Potts invite Hal?

5. What is Millie's demeanor in the way she is dressed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Rosemary's brutal honesty changed the way in which Howard perceives her?

2. Why is Flo obsessed with wanting Madge to marry Alan?

3. What does Millie tell Madge about her afternoon with Hal?

4. Explain Madge's confusion regarding making love to Hal earlier tonight.

5. Explain how Rosemary behaves in a humiliating manner with Hal because she is mad at Howard.

6. How do Alan and Hal know each other?

7. What does Millie do to mask her anger at the attraction between Madge and Hal?

8. How do Madge and Hal meet?

9. What personal information does Hal share with Alan regarding his family and upbringing?

10. What does Rosemary's pleading behavior show about her true needs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women is a main topic addressed in this story. Explain the theme that extends through all the female characters. What is the presumed role of women in America during the 1950s? Explain by giving examples.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Inge's use of humor in the play. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Madge, Rosemary, Millie and Hal. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

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