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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Blanche's husband do when she confronted him about #104?
2. Why does Stanley come home?
3. What does Stella describe her sister has having always been?
4. What does Mitch do to soothe Blanche?
5. What are they searching for in Blanche's bag?
Essay Topic 1
As a last resort, it seems, Blanche heads to her sister's apartment to seek refuge. Why do you think Blanche decided to go to her sister? What does Stella have to offer that no one else can? What do you think Blanche expects from Stella?
Essay Topic 2
Stanley tells Stella at one point that everything will be better once the baby is born and Blanche is gone. Do you think this is the truth? Why or why not? Do you think Stanley believes what he says? Why or why not? Was Blanche really the cause of their problems or was she just a convenient excuse? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The rape of Blanche is hard to define in this play as the play was written in a time when the mere thought of rape was inconceivable. Why do you think Tennessee Williams decided to use a rape scene in this play? What does it say about Stanley? What does this scene say about Blanche? Was this scene necessary? Why or why not?
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