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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mary Hildebrand tell Rose and Mr. Kaplan?
2. What does Mr. Maurrant do as he leaves for work?
3. From where has Mr. Buchanan just got back?
4. What is heard throughout the scene?
5. What is Mrs. Maurrant making for Mrs. Buchanan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Rose wants to leave New York.
Part 1) Where does she want to go?
Part 2) What does she think this move will bring?
Part 3) Do you believe this move would be beneficial for her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
There is a heat wave throughout the country.
Part 1) Why do the characters frequently discuss this?
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for having this mention of heat threaded through the play?
Part 3) How does this heat add to the struggles of the characters?
This section contains 275 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)