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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Howard do when he arrives at the Owen house?
2. Who arrives at the house to pick up Rosemary?
3. What is Madge's demeanor?
4. What does Flo ask Alan to do?
5. What does Madge do after Hal leaves for the train?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
Alcohol takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
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