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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. After listening to the telegram and trying to have the operator reach her husband's office, what does Mrs. Stevenson do?
2. What is Duffy's attitude as he listens to Mrs. Stevenson explain what she wants?
3. Where does the lunch counter attendant have a fork?
4. How does Mrs. Stevenson rise in her bed after hearing that her husband will not be home that evening?
5. What time is it as Duffy tries to end the call with Mrs. Stevenson?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is the telegram from that Mrs. Stevenson receives, and what does it say?
2. After speaking with Western Union, what sound can be heard outside and what does Mrs. Stevenson do?
3. What does Mrs. Stevenson tell Duffy about her situation after he takes her name and address?
4. What does Mrs. Stevenson to do after trying her husband's office number again at the end of Act I, Part 4?
5. At the beginning of Act I, Part 4, what does Mrs. Stevenson say and do after getting a busy signal on her husband's number again?
6. How does Duffy suggest that Mrs. Stevenson view the matter?
7. What does the delivery boy tell Duffy he brought him, and why is Duffy frustrated with what the delivery boy brought?
8. What does Mrs. Stevenson say about her maid?
9. What does Mrs. Stevenson say when the phone rings again after she has been speaking with the Third Operator?
10. What does Mrs. Stevenson do after ending her call with Duffy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The play is set up on a stage with different settings. Characters are relegated to small sections of the stage. In what way are the settings a backdrop for the play? In what way do the settings provide insight into characters, especially Mrs. Stevenson? What roles do the settings have in the play?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Mrs. Stevenson is the protagonist in the play. Describe the antagonist(s) in the play and their role in creating conflict and tension.
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