Plenty Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Susan tell Alice before she leaves?

2. How does Lazar get the Frenchman to relinquish the package?

3. Whose sudden appearance makes Susan mad?

4. What does Susan tell Mick that she wants?

5. Mick suggests that Susan thinks ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author show that the imminent relationship between Susan and Brock ends up being more significant for Susan than just the thrill she is looking for all the time?

2. Explain the significance of Mick's reference to a "mackerel" sky.

3. What is the main source of tension in this scene?

4. What is the scope of Susan and Mick's relationship?

5. Explain how the author uses the concept of plenty as Susan both rejects it and searches for it.

6. What is the situation in which the author gets the meaning for the book's title, PLENTY?

7. How does Act 1, Scene 7 begin?

8. What does Susan tell Alice to tell Brock when he awakens?

9. Describe the radio program that begins Act 2, Scene 9.

10. What comments does Alice make regarding England and Brock when she enters the room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of good vs. evil. Identify at least two characters who embody both good and evil and then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

PLENTY is a classic story of the search for fulfillment. What does that classification entail? Why does this play fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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 Britain during the 1940s and 1950s? Explain by giving examples.

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