Revolutionary Road Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why do Howard and Helen Givings drive to Greenacres?

2. What does this woman tell Frank about Maureen?

3. After the Givings leave, what does Frank Wheeler do?

4. What does John Givings do as he enters the house?

5. About what does this woman grill Frank?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Wheelers figure about? How does Frank respond to this information?

2. For what does Pollock praise Frank?

3. How does Shep try to help the Wheelers?

4. What do the Campbells and Wheelers do when they are bored with each other's company?

5. How does Frank act, once the Givings leave?

6. How does Frank react when April does not seem to think that what John said was insane?

7. How does April act as John leaves for work?

8. How does John act on his way in the car to the Wheelers'?

9. What does Norma tell Frank?

10. How does Frank react when he awakens on a bright August morning to realize that this is the last day, according to April's calendar, when she could successfully perform an auto-abortion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Shep Campbell seems to be a stereotype of male chauvinism.

Part 1) How is Shep Campbell a stereotypical male chauvinist?

Part 2) What is the purpose of this?

Part 3) Why does he fantasize about April? What attracts her to him, as well?

Essay Topic 3

The author quickly reveals the flaws in the various characters.

Part 1) How are these characters first perceived? How are their flaws soon revealed?

Part 2) What is the purpose of the revelation?

Part 3) How do these flaws give the reader a sense of what is to come?

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