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. What does Mitch say about Blanche's weight?

2. What does Blanche tell Stanley that Mitch did?

3. Who appears outside the apartment as Blanche and Mitch are talking?

4. Where does Mitch workout?

5. What has Stanley said that Blanche has been doing all summer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mitch embarrassed to remove his coat?

2. What does Blanche suggest she and Mitch do when they arrive in the Kowalski's apartment?

3. What does Stanley reveal to Stella about Blanche, that he found out additionally?

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

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

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

7. How does Stanley explain his ethnic background to Blanche?

8. What does Blanche do even though Stella begs her not to?

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

10. What really happened at Blanche's teaching job that caused her to come to New Orleans?

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

Belle Reve seems to be the last straw for Blanche's sanity and her life. But what really happened to Belle Reve? What do you think happened? Why has this affected Blanche in the way that it does? What other explanation could there be for the downfall of Belle Reve?

Essay Topic 3

It could be argued that Stanley actually wants Blanche for his own as he is always focusing his attention on her and trying to find out more about her. What do you think about this theory? Do you think Stanley actually is attracted to Blanche? Why or why not? Do you think Stella sees this as a possibility? Why or why not?

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