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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. Why does Stanley come home?
2. What does Stanley offer to Blanche?
3. Stella chastises Stanley for his poor _________ and greasy ____________.
4. Where did Mitch and Blanche go for their date?
5. What has Stanley said that Blanche has been doing all summer?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Blanche confess to Mitch about her life?
2. What does Blanche put on as she pulls her trunk into the center of the bedroom?
3. What does Stanley reveal to Stella about Blanche, that he found out additionally?
4. Why does Mitch turn down a drink from Blanche?
5. Where do Mitch and Blanche go for their first date?
6. Why is Stella afraid for Blanche as she realizes that Blanche's past has caught up with her?
7. What really happened at Blanche's teaching job that caused her to come to New Orleans?
8. Why does Stanley come home, leaving Stella at the hospital?
9. When Stanley begins to eat his pork chop with his hands, how does Stella respond?
10. What does Blanche do even though Stella begs her not to?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Spousal abuse is something indirectly addressed in this play. What are some examples of spousal abuse that occur? Why do you think Stella reacts the way she does? Do you think she believes she is being abused? Why or why not? Why does Blanche react the way she does?
Essay Topic 2
As a last resort, it seems, Blanche heads to her sister's apartment to seek refuge. Why do you think Blanche decided to go to her sister? What does Stella have to offer that no one else can? What do you think Blanche expects from Stella?
Essay Topic 3
In the end, Blanche is taken away, seemingly crazy and in need of help. But what are the signs that might have indicated she was mentally unstable long before she was taken away? Give at least three signs that Blanche needed mental health attention. Do you think she was actually crazy? Why or why not?
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