Street Scene Test | Mid-Book 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. What opinion does Mrs. Maurrant try to quietly assert?

2. What do the women gossip about, regarding Mrs. Maurrant?

3. Over what do they argue?

4. For whom is the ice cream that Agnes Cushing buys?

5. Why does Rose tell Mr. Easter that he must leave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Jones tell Mrs. Olsen?

2. What does Mr. Kaplan believe is the cause of the troubles in the world?

3. What do the women say about their older daughters?

4. What is evidence that life goes on?

5. What do the police allow Mr. Maurrant to do? Why might they allow this?

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

7. 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?

8. How do the neighbors react to the new shots that were fired?

9. How is the audience's assumption about the weather verified?

10. What does Mrs. Maurrant tell her daughter she has tried to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 is an angry, miserable character.

Part 1) How do you know this?

Part 2) How does his behavior affect his relationships with others?

Part 3) Compare and contrast his behavior throughout the play to his behavior at the end of the play.

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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