Picnic Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why has Alan's father reported Hal to the police?

2. What does Alan say he has done to Hal?

3. Who arrives at the house to see Madge?

4. What does Alan do when Madge apologizes for the previous night?

5. What does Alan do for Rosemary?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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