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 is afraid that Mitch will not longer want to ________ Blanche.

2. What is the answer to #154 selling?

3. Who does Blanche reveal as her young husband who died?

4. What does Blanche call Stanley, which infuriates him?

5. Who does Stella accuse of making up lies about Blanche?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Stella's explanation as to why Blanche is so flighty?

3. What is the explanation that Blanche offers to Stanley for her odd, dressed-up appearance?

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

5. Why is Mitch embarrassed to remove his coat?

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

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

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

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

10. How does Blanche prepare herself after Mitch rings the doorbell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mitch is an interesting character from the start. He doesn't seem to be like the others, and yet, he doesn't really seem to have a grip on his life or his future. Why do you think Mitch falls for Blanche? Why do you think he can't get past her sordid past? Would these two have made a good couple? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Blanche is a character that has known much pain in her life. Give three examples of horrible things that have happened in her life. How have these events seemed to change her? Do you think she would have fared better in life had these events not happened? Or were these events necessary for her to experience? Why or why not. How responsible was she for causing each event?

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