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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 throughout the scene?
2. What does Sam urge Mrs. Jones to do?
3. What was done with Sam's mother's body?
4. Why does Rose suggest the milkman not come around as often?
5. Why is Mrs. Maurrant tired?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. Maurrant shoots and kills both his wife and Mr. Sankey.
Part 1) Why does he murder them?
Part 2) What clues earlier in the play foreshadowed this action?
Part 3) How do various neighbors react to this event? Why do they react this way?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
This section contains 280 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)