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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is heard from Ms. Olsen?
2. What does Sam suggest that Rose and he both do?
3. Why does Shirley tell Rose to stay away from her brother?
4. What does Mr. Kaplan say about all the young people?
5. What is Sam repeatedly trying to find out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The neighbors believe Mrs. Maurrant is somewhat at fault for Mr. Maurrant's actions.
Part 1) Why do they believe this?
Part 2) Do they take her mental state into consideration? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this attitude reflect the role of women in the late 1920s?
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
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?
This section contains 300 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)