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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What political party does Jo tell Helen she and Geof are affiliated with?
2. In the stage directions, what denotes the changing of time?
3. Why does Peter claim Helen went off the deep end?
4. Why does Peter keep singing?
5. How does Helen describe the way Jo and Geof have been living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the play's title. What are the implications of a taste of honey, as an action and a title for the play? Where are there instances in the text that demonstrate the idea? How do the characters exemplify the idea?
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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