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. What concerns Millie about boys?

2. What is Millie anxious about?

3. With whom is Millie bickering on the porch at the Owens house?

4. What does Flo confide to Madge?

5. Two of Hal's past adventures include parachuting out of balloons and ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Madge and Hal meet?

2. How does Madge hurt Hal when he kisses her goodbye?

3. What does Madge dream of when she hears the train whistle in the distance?

4. Why is tonight a turning point in Madge's life?

5. What is the source of the sibling rivalry between Madge and Millie?

6. What is the mood between Madge and Hal when they return to the Owens house?

7. What decision does Madge make about her life at the end of the play?

8. How does Madge leave her mother's house?

9. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 2?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of love. Identify at least two themes about love in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of evolving roles is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study on Madge. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

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