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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 while out with his wife and the Campbells?
2. Does John accept Frank's explanation for why they decided not to move?
3. What is Frank doing while April is hiding in the dark?
4. Why does Jennifer, the older child, become sullen?
5. What does Millie recall about her feelings at the closing of the sale of the house of Revolutionary Road?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the Wheelers figure about? How does Frank respond to this information?
2. What reactions do the Wheelers receive when they announce they have decided not to move to France?
3. For what does Pollock praise Frank?
4. What happens when Frank takes Milly home?
5. What do the Campbells and Wheelers do when they are bored with each other's company?
6. How does Shep try to help the Wheelers?
7. What does April do with the letter she had written John?
8. How does Frank act, once the Givings leave?
9. How does John act around the Wheelers?
10. How did Milly feel about selling the house to the Brace family?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The relationship between April and Frank Wheeler is constantly changing throughout this story.
Part 1) How does their relationship appear at the beginning of the story?
Part 2) How does it change throughout the play? What causes these changes?
Part 3) Would you consider this a typical American marriage? Why or why not?
Part 4) Is this relationship supposed to reveal something about real life? If so, what? If not, what is its purpose?
Essay Topic 2
Both Frank and April become engaged in affairs.
Part 1) Describe these affairs.
Part 2) Why do they take place? What do these affairs reveal about both Frank and April?
Part 3) How do they treat those with which they are in an affair? Why do they treat them this way?
Part 4) How do these affairs affect their relationships?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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