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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Alan feel about Millie?
2. What have Howard and Rosemary done this evening?
3. What is Howard suddenly faced with?
4. What does Madge do after Hal leaves for the train?
5. Why has Alan's father reported Hal to the police?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the significance of the play's title. What did the author mean by calling the play PICNIC when there is no scene actually set at a picnic? Cite an example to support your answer.
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