Plenty Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Susan say she got blood on her hands?

2. Why was Susan being arrested?

3. What does Brock ask Alice to get out of a drawer?

4. What is the occasion in Act 1, Scene 7?

5. What does Susan tell Darwin he can forget all about?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 21st century women do not have?

Essay Topic 3

In more than one instance in the play, a "mackerel sky" is cited. Explain what a mackerel sky is. Then cite the examples of how it is used in the play. What is the significance of a mackerel sky to the characters?

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