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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who tries to pick a fight with Hal?
2. What is Hal's demeanor?
3. What does Madge do when she comes outside and sees Alan?
4. What can be said about Madge's state of mind at this point in the play?
5. Who returns home with Madge?
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
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of love. Identify at least two themes about love in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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