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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When is Jo's baby due?
2. How does Jo retort when Helen accuses her of being man mad?
3. Why did Peter leave Helen?
4. Who does Helen encourage Jo to locate?
5. What job has Geof gotten for Jo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1How 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 2At least four other plays are mentioned in A TASTE OF HONEY: OTHELLO, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, ROMEO AND JULIET and OEDIPUS. Research two of the plays, and write a paper theorizing why Delaney chose those plays for her characters to mention.
Essay Topic 3Though 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?
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