Sweet Bird of Youth 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 is the name of Boss Finley's mistress?

2. Where did Tom Junior throw a stag party?

3. What did the security hit the Heckler with in New Bethesda?

4. What does Chance down with his vodka?

5. What kind of flowers does Boss say he wants his daughter to pin on her shoulder?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In 1962, Paul Newman starred in a movie version of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant so many years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the play's dialogue. How does the author's dialogue contribute to the following areas:

1. Character

2. Setting

3. Plot

Essay Topic 3

Replace the play's setting with one of the following settings:

1. New York.

2. Los Angeles.

3. Jefferson County.

What new meaning would the new setting give the book? How important is setting for developing meaning in a story?

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