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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jo's boyfriend's plan for the evening when they part?

2. Why does Helen not go to the picture show anymore?

3. What has Jo's boyfriend been carrying for her?

4. What does Helen tell Peter she is giving up?

5. What instrument does Jo's boyfriend joke that his father played?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jo pay for the apartment?

2. Is Helen sensitive about being older than Peter?

3. How does Geof know the drawings belong to Jo?

4. Why has Helen returned to the apartment?

5. Does Jo think she loved her boyfriend?

6. What school does Helen offer to pay for Jo to attend?

7. Why is Helen in ill health?

8. What is Helen's main complaint about Jo?

9. Why is Jo opposed to breastfeeding?

10. How does Peter feel about Jo in the first scene?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Act 1, Scene 1, Jo dreams about Helen's death. How does Helen's reaction to Jo's dream give insight to her character? Is Helen really as flippant and unfeeling as she first appears? How, if at all, does Helen change throughout the play?

Essay Topic 2

How is Jo's treatment of Geof sometimes similar to Helen's treatment of Jo? Why is Jo so guarded around Geof at first? Has Helen's abandonment created trust issues for Jo? Why does Geof stick around for her occasional verbal abuse?

Essay Topic 3

Jo and Helen are similar in many ways, though Jo would rather think she and Helen are different as night and day. In what ways is Jo like her mother? In what ways is she different? Use quotes and instances from the text to present your evidence.

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