A Taste of Honey Test | 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. Where does Jo get her flower bulbs?

2. What was Helen's first job?

3. What specific kind of dark scares Jo?

4. Where do Jo and her boyfriend agree to meet the next day?

5. What are Peter and Helen celebrating?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why has Geof's landlady thrown him out according to Geof? According to Jo?

3. Where does Jo want to have the baby?

4. Why do Helen and Peter leave Jo in the apartment?

5. Where is the bathroom in the new apartment?

6. What does the contents of Peter's wallet reveal about him?

7. How has Helen and Peter's relationship changed since they have been married?

8. How was Jo comforted last Christmas during Helen's absence?

9. Describe Jo and Helen's new neighborhood.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Peter is arguably the least-developed character in the play. While the others have complex emotional paths, Peter is very clearly a womanizer and a drunk. Why do you think Delaney included this two-dimensional character with her other well-rounded and developed characters? Do you think Peter is meant to be underdeveloped?

Essay Topic 2

Geof, while ultimately overpowered by Helen, is a very complex character. Do a character study on Geof, examining his motives, actions, statements, and reactions, specifically in regards to his relationship to Jo. Why does he wilt so easily around Helen? Why does he allow a drunken Peter to insult and berate him?

Essay Topic 3

Helen panics when Jo announces her baby will be black. Why does Helen turn to alcohol? Has this knowledge shattered the brief harmony between mother and daughter? Do you think Helen is coming back to help Jo, or has she washed her hands of the entire situation? Does Helen's recent separation from Peter play into her actions at the end of the play?

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