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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What time of day is it when Act 3, Scene 1 opens?
2. Howard says the evening was __________.
3. Who returns home with Madge?
4. Why does Alan back away from a fight with Hal?
5. What decision must Howard make?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alcohol takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
Essay Topic 2
Even though they are sisters, Madge and Millie seem very different. Compare and contrast Madge and Millie. What similarities do they share? How are they different?
Essay Topic 3
PICNIC is set in the 1950s during a time of economic boom but sexual repression. What impact did these two factors have on the author? What impact did these factors have on his work, especially the PICNIC? Explain.
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