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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 does John's profession symbolize to Mollie?

2. What is the name of Paris's friend from school?

3. What do both Mother Lovejoy and Sister honestly think of the state of Philip and Mollie's turbulent relationship during Act 1?

4. What does Philip believe his artistic brilliance to be?

5. What does Sister assure Philip will happen if he calms himself from the fight with Mollie and just comes back home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the play take place?

2. What information does John give Mollie that makes her brighten?

3. What does Philip apologize to Paris about during their talk?

4. What is the primary reason why Philip wants to take Paris with him?

5. How does Philip return to the farmhouse before he is expected?

6. What do Mother Lovejoy and Sister subtlety attempt to sway Mollie into doing?

7. Why does Philip want Paris to get dressed?

8. What does Mother Lovejoy want Mollie to do and how does she want Mollie to act regarding her relationship with Philip?

9. What does Paris's friend Hattie think of Philip?

10. What has happened to Philip's enthusiasm for his writing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the symbolism in the play? How is the symbolism brought forth to the reader? Describe how the white covered furniture is a symbol. Discuss how the symbolism housed within the play is a direct element to the unfolding of the play. Use three examples of symbolism and their affect on the characters in your response.

Essay Topic 2

There is a fine line between genius and madness. Discuss how artistic genius can also be a curse. Include examples in history as pieces of evidence. Then, discuss how the character of Philip is a archetypal blueprint of a jaded artist. Include two pieces of dialogue in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the time and setting of the play and how the setting has a direct impact on the characters. Name the historical prototypes that are used in the play and describe how the characters represent the time in history in which the play is set. Also, include an analysis of the farmhouse and how it relates to the plot of the play.

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