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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. How do the others react to Franks long-winded speech?
2. How do the Wheelers drive home?
3. What happens to April Wheeler's acting during the second act?
4. How does Frank finds April?
5. How does Frank try to change the subject?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did April want to handle the situation she and Frank had been in early in their relationship?
2. How do the audience members and actors feel at intermission?
3. How does Frank feel about seeing his wife on stage?
4. With what does Frank struggle?
5. Describe Helen Givings.
6. How does Frank feel about April's plan to move to Europe? How does she react to his thoughts about her idea?
7. How do the children respond to their parents' moods?
8. To what does Frank look forward? Why?
9. How does the decision to move to Paris affect the Wheelers?
10. On what does Ordway quiz Frank?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Frank feels conflicting feelings about his work.
Part 1) Where does Frank work? Why does he have conflicting feelings about his work?
Part 2) How is the plan to move to France affecting him at work? Why does it affect him this way?
Part 3) How does his view of his work situation change over the course of the book? Why do these changes occur?
Essay Topic 2
April dies toward the end of the story.
Part 1) How does she die? Did you expect this to happen? Why or why not?
Part 2) Do you believe she had hoped to die, that in a way she committed suicide? Why or why not?
Part 3) What was the author's purpose in April's death? What message does this send to the reader?
Essay Topic 3
Frank and April decide against moving to France.
Part 1) Why do they decide not to move to France? Is this a good choice? Why or why not?
Part 2) How does this decision affect the neighbors and friends? Why are they affected this way?
Part 3) Are you surprised they did not move to France? Why or why not?
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