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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. Felicity often has troubles with which of the following?
2. How does Brian end his interview?
3. What does Brian believe would allow people to live more authentic lives?
4. What is Beverly obsessed with?
5. Which of the following is the best description of what the opening setting could be mistake for?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Brian's perspective on Death?
2. What happens that leads Agnes to finally recognize that her mother is senile?
3. How did Felicity handle the news about her daughter's death?
4. What was Agnes's rationale for taking on the duty of writing the letters to her mother?
5. What happened to Claire?
6. What happens when Maggie and Steve arrive at Joe's cottage?
7. How does Felicity feel about her treatment so far at the hospital and where does she sometimes think she is?
8. How does Joe feel about his life as he sits reminiscing with his wife?
9. What explanation for Beverly give for all of the pieces of jewelry she wears?
10. What happens between Mark and Beverly after he spills champagne on his jacket?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author include the clinical nature of death in American society in this play? Which characters express this idea? How do they express it?
Essay Topic 2
In what way does Brian seem to be more sophisticated and evolved than the other patients? Why do you think this might be the case?
Essay Topic 3
Do you believe the author's use of flashbacks and memories is helpful to the audience? Why or why not? Do you think this play would have been as important without the flashbacks and memories? Why or why not?
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