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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 do the women do, after Mr. Sankey's arrival?

2. When is Mr. Buchanan's wife due?

3. Where would Mrs. Maurrant like to go that evening, but her daughter has not come home yet?

4. About what do Emma, Greta, and Olga speak?

5. What opinion does Mrs. Maurrant try to quietly assert?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Maurrant have in her hands as she enters the scene? Why does she have this?

2. What is evidence that life goes on?

3. What are Rose's plans for the future?

4. How does this scene show that Mr. Buchanan is a good husband?

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

6. What are Sam's thoughts on God?

7. What do the women do after they invite Mrs. Maurrant to visit?

8. What are two nursemaids doing?

9. How does Mrs. Maurrant react when Mrs. Jones tells her not to let her daughter get involved with a Jew? Why does everyone insist she not date a Jew?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play was written in 1929.

Part 1) What can you gather about this time period, based on information in the play?

Part 2) How could audiences in 1929 relate to this play?

Part 3) How can viewers today still connect with the characters and plot of this play?

Essay Topic 2

Newspaper and tabloids are carried and discussed.

Part 1) What is the purpose of this media?

Part 2) How does it stir up the community?

Part 3) How does the media today serve a similar purpose as the media then?

Essay Topic 3

The women sit on the stoop and gossip throughout the play.

Part 1) About what do they gossip?

Part 2) Why do they gossip?

Part 3) How might their gossiping affect their relationships with others? Use the text to support your response.

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