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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 the Campbells and the Wheelers head out for an evening of dancing and drinking at Vito's Log Cabin?
2. What does Frank Wheeler tell his wife concerns him?
3. What does John Givings do as he enters the house?
4. Where has April Wheeler been admitted?
5. About what does Frank tell Pollock?
Short Essay Questions
1. What reactions do the Wheelers receive when they announce they have decided not to move to France?
2. What does Norma tell Frank?
3. What does April do with the letter she had written John?
4. What happens when Frank takes Milly home?
5. How does Jennifer feel about moving to Europe?
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. For what does Pollock praise Frank?
9. What do the Wheelers figure about? How does Frank respond to this information?
10. How does Frank act, once the Givings leave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Twice in April's life she considers abortion.
Part 1) When does she consider abortion? Why does she consider this as an option?
Part 2) Why does she not go through with the first abortion? How does this affect her and her relationship with Frank?
Part 3) Why might she have chosen to go through with the second abortion? What might have influenced her to make this fateful choice?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The play begins with a community theater production of a play.
Part 1) What is the purpose of this play, regarding this story?
Part 2) What is learned about the various characters? Why is this important?
Part 3) How does the audience's reaction to the play mimic the feelings of the actors?
Part 4) What does this section of the book reveal about the Wheelers' relationship?
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