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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. From what have Jo and Geof just come back?
2. Does Jo think Helen will send her anything?
3. Why does Peter claim Helen went off the deep end?
4. How does Helen describe the way Jo and Geof have been living?
5. What does Jo plan to do as her condition becomes more obvious?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act 1, Scene 2, Helen comments on film and theatre, complaining that they have become more and more alike and trite. Why is Helen's mantra about movies becoming more like theatre significant? Could this be Delaney's own opinion? Do some research on Shelagh Delaney. To your knowledge, what is one of the reasons she wrote A Taste of Honey?
Essay Topic 2
When Helen finds out that Jo is engaged and no longer a virgin, she is extremely upset, sharply contrasting her usual flippant attitude. Why does this specific occurrence so upset Helen? Does she see some of herself in Jo? What wisdom does she attempt to impart upon Jo regarding youth?
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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