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. What does Lippo tell Rose about the high temperature?

2. Who watches Rose and Mr. Easter as they walk to the funeral?

3. About what does Shirley want to tell Rose?

4. What is heard throughout the scene?

5. Where does Mr. Easter suggest they go after the funeral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sounds are a constant in this play.

Part 1) What types of sounds are heard? Why?

Part 2) How might these sounds affect the viewer? Why?

Part 3) Do you believe these sounds would enhance or detract from the play? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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