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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. Beneatha says she wants to:
2. Mrs. Johnson comes in. Who is she?
3. Which generation of American Youngers does Travis represent?
4. Joseph Asaigai says that Beneatha is grateful to her brother because:
5. Where did Walter Lee put the money?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is the first family member to be suspicious of Mr. Lindner's real intent?
2. Ruth tells Beneatha she went out with Walter Lee the night before. Why is that special?
3. Ruth wants to take a hot bath at the new house. Explain why that is a luxury for her.
4. Is Mrs. Johnson sincere when she says, "I'm soooo happy for y'all"? Explain.
5. How does Walter Lee find out that Mama's money is gone?
6. After giving $3500 to the reatlors, Mama makes a brave decision by giving Walter Lee the rest of the insurance money. What is the significance of her action?
7. Before this scene we hadn't realized the scope of Walter Lee's dreams. What are they?
8. At the end of the play, Mama tells Ruth that Walter Lee "finally come into his manhood today." What does it mean to come into your manhood?
9. How does Mama show understanding when Beneatha says that George is a fool?
10. A new character, Mr. Karl Lindner, appears at the door. How is he greeted by the adult Youngers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the spirituality of the characters in this play. What is their relationship to God and higher powers? Are the Youngers spiritual or not?
Essay Topic 2
Lorraine Hansberry uses many images in this play. Walter Lee is particularly visual when he speaks about his dreams. Examine the imagery he uses and how it support his character.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay examining how this play relates to the American Dream. Is there one American Dream or are there many different ones? What is this play saying about the Americans and their dreams?
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