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. Who does Blanche call?

2. Why does Stanley come home?

3. With whom did Blanche find her husband in bed?

4. What does Mitch say after listening to Blanche's confessions - You _____ to me, Blanche.

5. Why did Blanche lose her teaching job?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Blanche tell Stella not to light the candles on the birthday cake?

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

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

8. Why does Mitch turn down a drink from Blanche?

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

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

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

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?

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