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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Alan say is to blame for the previous night?
2. For what does Howard thank Rosemary?
3. What day is it in this scene?
4. Why does Alan leave the Owens house?
5. What decision must Howard make?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 theme of evolving roles is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.
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