The Skin of Our Teeth Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What announcement does the play begin with?

The play begins with the announcement of how, immediately upon seeing the sunrise, a society proclaiming the end of the world postpones the arrival of that event for another 24 hours.

2. Describe the wedding ring that was found at the beginning of the play.

The wedding ring that was found at the beginning of the play was inscribed with "From Eva to Adam," and names a verse from the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

3. What does Sabina speak about in her monologue at the beginning of the play?

When Sabina gives her monologue at the beginning of the play she refers to each member of the Antrobus family and describes the good and bad qualities that exist in each one.

4. According to Sabina, how do the Antrobuses treat each new child that dies?

According to Sabina, the Antrobuses think that each new child that dies seems to them to have been spared a whole world of sorrow.

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