A Streetcar Named Desire Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Blanche's husband do when she confronted him about #104?

2. What does Blanche do when she asks Mitch to put her down?

3. Why does Stanley tell Mitch the truth about Blanche?

4. What does Mitch do to soothe Blanche?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Stanley is obviously having a good time making Blanche squirm as he reveals her deception. Why do you think he enjoys this so much? What does Stanley stand to gain from finding out the lies about Blanche? Do you think Stanley feels badly at all about Blanche's life up to this point? 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

Stella seems like a timid and weak character at first glance, but is this really the case? Give three examples of times when Stella is actually a strong force with which to be reckoned. How does she assert herself as someone who is able to take care of herself, even if Stanley does have his way with her?

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