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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is very obvious between Madge and Hal?
2. What has attracted Howard to Rosemary?
3. What does Howard promise Rosemary?
4. What does Rosemary beg Howard to do?
5. How does Alan feel about Millie?
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 role of married women in the 1950s. Conversely, what is the role of unmarried women in the 1950s? What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? Do they have any freedoms that twenty-first century women do not have?
Essay Topic 3
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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