Street Scene Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Shirley want to tell Rose?

2. What forms in front of the building?

3. Who does Mr. Sankey awkwardly bump into coming out of the building?

4. What does Fred yell at the crowd?

5. What does Rose try to explain to Shirley that she has not meant to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Mrs. Maurrant and Mr. Sankey are in a relationship.

Part 1) How do you know this?

Part 2) What are the other tenants' thoughts on this? Why?

Part 3) Why does Mrs. Maurrant risk her reputation, marriage, and ultimately her life to be with Mr. Sankey? What does this say about the pursuit of happiness?

Essay Topic 3

Life goes on at the end of the play.

Part 1) How does life go on?

Part 2) Why might the author choose to end the play this way?

Part 3) How are you, as the reader, affected by this ending? Why? Would the playwright be satisfied by your reaction to the end? Why or why not?

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