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 has Howard brought with him this evening?
2. What does Flo tell Madge not to allow any ____________ when the girls go out tonight.
3. What does Madge tell Millie about Millie's appearance?
4. What does Flo comment on when she comes out onto the porch?
5. What has Hal borrowed from Alan?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Alan know that he no longer has a chance for a relationship with Madge?
2. How do Flo's real feelings about Hal become evident?
3. What personal information does Hal share with Alan regarding his family and upbringing?
4. What is the mood between Madge and Hal when they return to the Owens house?
5. How does Alan respond when Madge apologizes for not going to the picnic the night before?
6. How does the author use the technique of foreshadowing in Act 2?
7. What is the nature of the sudden flurry of activity around Rosemary and Howard coming out of the house?
8. What does Millie dream of when she hears the train whistle in the distance?
9. How do Alan and Hal know each other?
10. Why is tonight a turning point in Madge's life?
There is much symbolism in this story regarding the train whistles. What do the train whistles symbolize for Madge and Millie? What do they ultimately symbolize for Flo?
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.
Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Inge use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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