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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Geof find under the sofa?
2. What political party does Jo tell Helen she and Geof are affiliated with?
3. Why does Peter claim Helen went off the deep end?
4. Who is planning to make the baby a cradle?
5. What does Helen bring for Jo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Peter is arguably the least-developed character in the play. While the others have complex emotional paths, Peter is very clearly a womanizer and a drunk. Why do you think Delaney included this two-dimensional character with her other well-rounded and developed characters? Do you think Peter is meant to be underdeveloped?
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