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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 Frank do with the pile of papers on his desk?
2. With what does Shep want nothing to do?
3. How does April respond to Frank's protestations about moving to France?
4. How is April Wheeler introduced?
5. What does April say to Frank as he arrives home?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Frank react when he and April begin to make love?
2. What does Shep Campbell do as he polishes his shoes?
3. How does the story begin?
4. How does Frank feel about April's plan to move to Europe? How does she react to his thoughts about her idea?
5. How do the children respond to their parents' moods?
6. What happens when Frank tries to apologize to his wife?
7. How does Shep meet Milly? What happens to their relationship?
8. What do the Wheelers do as they nurture and cherish their plan to move to Europe?
9. How does April feel after the play? How does this affect her relationship with her husband?
10. What does Helen do, while she and her husband sip their tea?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The issue of sanity is raised.
Part 1) How is this issue raised?
Part 2) Who would you consider to be insane? Why?
Part 3) What is the purpose of blurring the line between sanity and insanity?
Essay Topic 2
Middle class suburban life is seen in a poor light.
Part 1) Describe this suburban lifestyle.
Part 2) Is this true to life? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does the setting of this story affect the characters in it?
Part 4) How does this suburban lifestyle affect the reader? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The final chapter reveals the various characters dealing with the death of April.
Part 1) How do each of the characters grieve for April? What does this grief reveal about each of them?
Part 2) How do these varying forms of grief reflect how death affects people in real life?
Part 3) How might April feel if she could see her family and neighbors at this point? Use the story to support your response.
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