Six Plays Test | Final Test - Hard

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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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 train is Nina planning on taking to leave?

2. In Act I of "The Autumn Garden," it is established that General Griggs was in the war in one location while Robert Taylor fought elsewhere. What are these locations?

3. What drink does Teck agree to accept from Kurt?

4. What time of day does Sara confess to not liking?

5. Who opens the door for Kurt so that Kurt can pull Teck outside?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Constance doing and how is she dressed when Act II of "The Autumn Garden" begins?

2. What is the scene when the curtain rises in Act II of "Another Part of the Forest"?

3. What activities are the characters engaging in as Act II of "Watch on the Rhine" opens?

4. Where is the location of the Tuckerman home featured in "The Autumn Garden"?

5. Why is Oscar angry at Sam Taylor in "Another Part of the Forest"?

6. What is Carrie upset at her son?

7. What happens in the last scene of "The Autumn Garden"?

8. What action does Kurt take against Teck in Act III of "Watch on the Rhone" for the cause?

9. What situation has Rose so upset in Act I of "The Autumn Garden"?

10. Why did Sara and her family arrive to the Farrelly house earlier than expected?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Watch on the Rhine" is the most political of Hellman's plays and reveals her anti-Fascist beliefs. Discuss what Hellman is suggesting about Americans in relation to Fascism and the events that are evolving in Europe at the time.

Essay Topic 2

Julie in "Days to Come" is a character who seems to be searching for meaning in her life. She tells Whalen that she's been busy find out about herself. Discuss what Julie is looking for and what she has found out about her self and her desires.

Essay Topic 3

"The Autumn Garden" presents the themes of fear and the pain of loneliness. Analyze this and discuss other plays in which the theme of dealing with fear and loneliness is present.

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