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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. Where does Stanley go to get a drink?
2. Where is Stella when Stanley meets Blanche for the first time?
3. What does Blanche ask Stella to bring her?
4. What made Blanche's old beau so successful and rich?
5. At what address does the play begin?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the men attempt to calm Stanley down?
2. How does Mitch first make small talk with Blanche?
3. Why does Stanley get so upset about the idea of Belle Reve being lost?
4. What does Stella say is more important to her than any other thing in her relationship?
5. What has Shaw revealed to Stanley about Blanche?
6. What is Stella's explanation for Stanley's behavior the night before?
7. Why is Stanley taunting Blanche more at this point in the story?
8. What does Blanche tell Stella about her reason for coming to New Orleans?
9. What do Stella and Blanche intend to do the night after Blanche arrives?
10. What happens after Stanley throws the radio out of the window?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of the poker game seems to be a metaphor for the rest of the play. It's a game of strategy, of deception at times, and only one person can win. How does Stanley and Blanche's relationship compare to this game? What are some other ways that Stanley is playing games with Blanche and with his wife?
Essay Topic 2
The light is something that Blanche tries to avoid at all costs - which might be seen as symbolic as well. Why do you think Blanche wants to avoid being seen in the light? What does this say about her character? Is this something that might be a signal of her failing mental health? Give examples of how she tries to avoid the light.
Essay Topic 3
Alcohol seems to fuel many of the fires in this story. And while everyone drinks, it seems that Blanche tries to hide it in some instances. Why is this? Do you think that if alcohol was removed from this story, the events would have played out differently? Why or why not?
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