A Raisin in the Sun 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. What offer does Agasai make to Beneatha?

2. What word is it that affects Walter Lee so strongly that he begins to pace and mutter?

3. Where does Karl Lindner live?

4. Beneatha says she wants to:

5. Walter Lee explains he drove out to look at:

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Hansberry starts the play with a poem by Langston Hughes about a "dream deferred." Explain how this poem and its images relate to the play.

Essay Topic 2

Lorraine Hansberry was a notable African-American. She was also a woman. People tend to consider both perspectives as somehow more specialized than white, male perspectives. Do you agree? Write an essay addressing the question of whether this play is primarily an "African-American" play or a "Woman's" play.

Essay Topic 3

Identify and describe the following dramatic structures in the play: Exposition, Rising Action, Turning Points, Climax, and Falling Action. Use dialogue and text examples to support your descriptions.

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