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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 did Mitch and Blanche go for their date?
2. Stanley believes that everything will be all right with Stella once Blanche leaves and _________.
3. Mitch tells Blanche: You need _______. And I need __________ too.
4. What does Stanley spear from the platter?
5. About what does Blanche talk to imaginary admirers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Blanche do even though Stella begs her not to?
2. How does Blanche prepare herself after Mitch rings the doorbell?
3. How does Blanche explain her fear of being seen in the light?
4. What else does Stanley reveal about Blanche in regards to her reputation in Laurel?
5. What does Blanche put on as she pulls her trunk into the center of the bedroom?
6. What really happened at Blanche's teaching job that caused her to come to New Orleans?
7. What is the explanation that Blanche offers to Stanley for her odd, dressed-up appearance?
8. When Stella confronts Stanley on the porch about his rude behavior, what does Stanley say?
9. What does Blanche suggest she and Mitch do when they arrive in the Kowalski's apartment?
10. Why is Mitch embarrassed to remove his coat?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Stanley is obviously having a good time making Blanche squirm as he reveals her deception. Why do you think he enjoys this so much? What does Stanley stand to gain from finding out the lies about Blanche? Do you think Stanley feels badly at all about Blanche's life up to this point? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The idea of putting on a good appearance for others is something Blanche takes very seriously, adjusting her makeup and always making sure she smells good. Why do you think Blanche cares so much about appearances, not just her own? What do proper appearances mean? What do the other characters in the story feel about appearance?
Essay Topic 3
Stanley is an incredible brute as displayed in the play. His temper and his anger seem to be terrifying to read, but yet, Stella says it excites her. Do you believe Stella when she says this? Why or why not? What do you think Stella sees in Stanley that no other person can see?
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