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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From where is Blanche?
(a) Alabama
(b) Mississippi
(c) Georgia
(d) Tennessee

2. Where is Stella when Stanley meets Blanche for the first time?
(a) At Eunice's
(b) In the living room
(c) On the porch
(d) In the bathroom

3. What is Blanche wearing when she steps out of her bath?
(a) A red satin robe
(b) Nothing
(c) A black coat
(d) A white chemise

4. Where does Blanche send Stella in order to get some privacy with Stanley?
(a) To the bar
(b) To the bathroom
(c) To the drugstore
(d) Upstairs

5. What have the men been eating during their poker game?
(a) Cucumbers
(b) Lemons
(c) Watermelon
(d) Apples

Short Answer Questions

1. To where do Stella and Blanche retreat?

2. Who is the one person that Blanches does not meet right away?

3. Who enters the apartment unnoticed as a loud train passes by?

4. Who does Blanche attempt to call?

5. Blanche begs Stella, "Don't hang back with the __________!"

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mitch first make small talk with Blanche?

2. What does Stella say is more important to her than any other thing in her relationship?

3. What does Blanche suggest they do in order to leave Stanley and the "situation" behind?

4. What do Stella and Blanche intend to do the night after Blanche arrives?

5. What happens between Blanche and the teenage boy that comes to collect for the newspaper?

6. What is Blanche afraid of in terms of her relationship with Mitch?

7. What shows that Stella is not upset about the previous night's events anymore?

8. Why is Stanley taunting Blanche more at this point in the story?

9. What is happening between Eunice and Steve at the beginning of scene 5 that frightens Blanche?

10. How does Stella describe her relationship with Stanley?

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