A Streetcar Named Desire Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Blanche want them to pretend to be?

2. Who does Blanche call?

3. Why does Stanley come home?

4. When do Mitch and Blanche arrive back home after their date?

5. Stella chastises Stanley for his poor _________ and greasy ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Blanche confess to Mitch about her life?

2. When Stella confronts Stanley on the porch about his rude behavior, what does Stanley say?

3. Where do Mitch and Blanche go for their first date?

4. What else does Stanley reveal about Blanche in regards to her reputation in Laurel?

5. How does Stanley break down Blanche's fantasy?

6. Why does Blanche tell Stella not to light the candles on the birthday cake?

7. Why is Mitch embarrassed to remove his coat?

8. How does Blanche explain her fear of being seen in the light?

9. What does Mitch do when Blanche asks him to guess her weight?

10. Why is Mitch confused about the signals that Blanche has been giving during their date?

Essay Topics

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The landlords that live above Stanley and Stella seems to foreshadow the future to which Stella and Stanley can look forward. Is Eunice and Steve's relationship a healthy one? Why or why not? What makes them a couple whom Stella and Stanley can admire? Anything? What is their purpose in the play?

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