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

2. Mitch tells Blanche: You need _______. And I need __________ too.

3. What does Blanche tell Stanley that Mitch did?

4. What kind of liquor does Blanche find?

5. What does Mitch ask Blanche if he can do?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Stanley begins to eat his pork chop with his hands, how does Stella respond?

2. Why does Blanche think has happened to Mitch that he is not at her party?

3. What does Blanche put on as she pulls her trunk into the center of the bedroom?

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

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

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

7. What does Blanche ask Mitch in French, though he can not understand what she is saying?

8. Why does Stanley think Mitch will not come to Blanche's birthday party?

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

10. Why is Stella afraid for Blanche as she realizes that Blanche's past has caught up with her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The setting of Elysian Fields seems to be a depressing one. Give three examples of things that surround Elysian Fields that add to its feeling of depravity and gloom. Do you think that a change of setting would have changed the story? Why or why not? How does the setting affect each of the four main characters?

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

The physical altercations in this play are striking, even if you're not seeing them performed. Give three examples of physical altercations that take place in this play. What is the cause of each of these events? Could anything have been done to stop these events? Why or why not?

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