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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. What has Mr. Buchanan received because of his wife and new baby?
3. Why is Shirley angered at Rose's comment?
4. Why is Mrs. Maurrant tired?
5. What does Mr. Maurrant look like as he emerges from the building?
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
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
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?
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