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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. Where does Jo get her flower bulbs?

2. What is coming through the roof in the apartment?

3. When Peter leaves, what does Jo admit she is afraid of?

4. Where does Helen offer to send Jo?

5. How does Jo make Helen's coffee?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jo lie to Geof about her boyfriend's origins?

2. Why would Jo rather be on the streets instead of in films?

3. Does Helen feel guilty about Jo's present circumstances? Why or why not?

4. Why has Helen returned to the apartment?

5. Of what kind of darkness is Jo afraid?

6. How does Jo decide to wear the engagement ring?

7. Where is the bathroom in the new apartment?

8. How does Jo think of her relationship with Geof? What role has he filled in her life?

9. Why has Jo decided to let Geof stay, though they are not in a love relationship?

10. Describe the dream Jo has about Helen.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many symbols in the play. How does Delaney use symbolism to tell her story? Choose three symbols from the text. Examine how they are applied and what they mean to the play.

Essay Topic 2

Though Helen has abandoned Jo again at the end of the play, perhaps never to return, Jo is comforted by Geof's nursery rhyme. How can she remain calm, though in labor and completely alone? What has Jo learned about love in the play from Geof? From Helen? From Peter? Do you think Jo is ready for her biracial baby in 1950s England?

Essay Topic 3

Geof and Helen are brought together by Jo: when Helen leaves, Geof takes over the role of caretaker. How is Helen later threatened by Geof? Is she simply homophobic, or is some small mothering part of her resurfacing to reclaim her child?

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