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 did the security hit the Heckler with in New Bethesda?

2. What drink does Chance ask for?

3. What prize did the Valiant win?

4. What composer does the author suggest should be played when Boss approaches his daughter?

5. Where does Boss tell Tom to take Princess?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about 1950s society.

1) Racism.

2) Washed up Hollywood stars.

3) Mistrust of the outsider.

Essay Topic 2

How did Tennessee Williams view the 1950s? What impact have his ideas had on popular culture? Has his impact been mainly positive or mainly negative?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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