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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Peter ask for immediately upon entering the apartment?
2. What does Jo promise to buy Geof for Christmas?
3. In the stage directions, what denotes the changing of time?
4. How does Helen think Jo is carrying the baby?
5. What does Helen plan on sending Jo every week from now on?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
At 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 3
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?
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