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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. What does Mrs. Jones tell the group about marriage?

2. What is Sam Kaplan's opinion of the concert he had just seen?

3. What do the neighbors do when Ms. Simpson argues with Mrs. Hildebrand?

4. How does Rose feel about Mr. Easter?

5. What does Mr. Maurrant tell the group he is going to do to his kids?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rose say to cheer Sam up about the future?

2. What does Willie want from his mother? Why does his mother give in?

3. What is a constant throughout the play? Why?

4. On what does Rose blame her father's attitude? What is Mrs. Maurrant's reaction?

5. Why does Rose feel that no one should belong to anyone else?

6. How does the play end similarly to how it begins?

7. What character opens Act 2? What is he or she doing? What does this say about this character?

8. What does Shirley tell Rose about her brother?

9. How does Shirley hurt Rose? How does she apologize?

10. What does Mr. Easter ask a police officer? What is the reply?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sam and Rose's relationships deepens as the play progresses.

Part 1) How?

Part 2) How do the neighbors respond to their relationship? Why?

Part 3) How does their separation from one another at the end of the play reflect their relationship at the beginning of the play?

Essay Topic 2

Mr. Maurrant has a shocking change of character.

Part 1) How does his behavior change? Why?

Part 2) Why does the playwright make such a drastic change in his character?

Part 3) Predict how his sudden change will affect Rose, now and in the future. Use their interactions to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

The setting is very detailed.

Part 1) Describe the setting.

Part 2) How does the setting enhance the play?

Part 3) How can you relate to this setting? How is it relevant today?

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