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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. How does Mrs. Stevenson's husband address her in the telegram he sends?
2. What time is it as Duffy tries to end the call with Mrs. Stevenson?
3. What does the lunch counter attendant bring Duffy while he is speaking to Mrs. Stevenson?
4. What does Mrs. Stevenson decide she is when she decides to make a second call after she heard the telegram read?
5. When did Mrs. Stevenson become sick?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the operator tell Mrs. Stevenson that she cannot put through the missed calls Mrs. Stevenson received?
2. Who calls Mrs. Stevenson after she finishes speaking with the Third Operator?
3. As Duffy opens his coffee container, what does Mrs. Stevenson tell him that he should do?
4. How does Mrs. Stevenson react after hearing the telegram her husband sent?
5. How does Duffy suggest that Mrs. Stevenson view the matter?
6. What does Mrs. Stevenson say about her daily schedule?
7. What does Mrs. Stevenson to do after trying her husband's office number again at the end of Act I, Part 4?
8. What does Duffy say about murders in the city?
9. What does the delivery boy tell Duffy he brought him, and why is Duffy frustrated with what the delivery boy brought?
10. What does Duffy tell Mrs. Stevenson when she says that the murder could take place in her neighborhood?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The play was written in 1943. The plot of play is dependent upon how telephone calls were made in that time period. What elements of the play might be difficult for readers to understand? What elements are universal to all time periods? How does the fact that the play was written in 1943 affect readers and their understanding of the play?
Essay Topic 2
Information about the various characters is revealed by Fletcher in a variety of ways. What are explicit and implicit techniques for describing characters? How does Fletcher present characters? How does the presentation of the characters affect what is known about them and their motives?
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, Mrs. Stevenson is more thoroughly described than others. Who are some characters that are merely named in passing or have a minor role in the novel? What is the importance of these flat characters to the story line? In what way do these characters make the main character more colorful or interesting? When there is conflict, what type of role do these flat characters play?
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