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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who unexpectedly enters after Jo lies down?
2. What classical Greek figure is in the joke Peter tells Geof?
3. Before he leaves, what is the one thing Geof asks of Helen?
4. Why does Geof leave when Helen arrives?
5. Why has Helen come back?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Helen first husband is described by her as a Puritan, and she had not been with a man until she sought out Jo's father in the barn. How do you think Helen's conservative husband shaped her later life? Why did she sleep with someone else, and someone who was considered mentally deficient to boot? Do you think this was the beginning of Helen's life as a social butterfly?
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
After Helen leaves, Jo has to work two jobs to pay for the apartment, but tells Geof she loves that it is hers. What is the significance of Jo paying for the apartment herself? Is it a sign that she is growing up and becoming more independent and mature? If Helen has stayed, would Jo have taken this personal step?
This section contains 336 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)