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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. What does Blanche ask Stella for in order to calm her nerves?
(a) A drink
(b) A cigarette
(c) A pill
(d) A glass of water

2. What does Stanley do that shows he is unrefined, but in his eyes, practical?
(a) Leaves for a hotel
(b) Asks Stella to go to the store for more alcohol
(c) Drinks all the whiskey himself
(d) Takes off his shirt

3. Who comes to the apartment after Stella leaves for the bar?
(a) A teenage boy
(b) A police officer
(c) A doctor
(d) A peddler

4. What made Blanche's old beau so successful and rich?
(a) Diamonds
(b) Prostitution
(c) Family money
(d) Texas oil

5. Who does Blanche attempt to call?
(a) Western Union
(b) Shep Huntleigh
(c) Allan Peters
(d) Marcel Dernier

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stella offer to Blanche?

2. Who is the author of the quote on Mitch's cigarette case?

3. What does Blanche say to Stanley about how she feels after her bath? She feels _________.

4. Where does Blanche send Stella in order to get some privacy with Stanley?

5. What does Stanley fear Blanche has done with Belle Reve?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Stella introduce Mitch to Blanche when they arrive home from their night out?

2. What happens to let Blanche and Stanley to be alone together?

3. What has happened to Belle Reve, according to Blanche and to the papers she shows Stanley from her trunk?

4. What does Blanche do when she finds a bottle of whiskey in Stella's apartment?

5. Why does Stanley get so upset about the idea of Belle Reve being lost?

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

7. Who lives at 632 Elysian Fields, as the play opens in "A Streetcar Named Desire"?

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

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

10. How could a reader describe Stanley Kowalski?

(see the answer keys)

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