Three Tall Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to A, Sis and her mother hated what part of A's personality?

2. How does C feel about B's idea about children?

3. Who is sitting in the chair at the beginning of Act 1?

4. How old does A think she is?

5. A refers repeatedly to the fact that Sis did what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does C tell A in Act 2, Part 4?

2. In Act 1, Part 2, what does C say about A's finances?

3. What is B's rationale for the racist words that A uses?

4. What happened during the bracelet incident?

5. How does C respond when A tells her to "grow up" in Act 2, Part 1?

6. What was the setting for the bracelet incident that occurred between A and her husband?

7. How did A's father die?

8. How does A's son feel about her use of racial slurs?

9. What does A say about her living will in Act 2, Part 1?

10. What happens in the premonition that A describes in Act 2, Part 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A, B, and C all have different ideas of the best time of life. C feels that all the good times ended with her, B feels that middle age is the best time, and A feels that the best time is at the end. What are the reasons that each woman gives for her favorite time of life? Which one do you most agree with? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Sis is an archetype of the sibling rival. In what ways was A jealous of Sis, or competing with her? What qualities did A have which Sis didn't? How did A feel about the qualities she possessed that Sis didn't? How did their parents treat A and Sis? Was there any difference? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

A turning point in the play was when A had her stroke at the end of Act 1. What are the changes that take place for A between Act 1 and Act 2 (aside from the obvious)? How does her stroke enable her to begin to come to terms with her past? Would she be able to make these changes in her character in any other way? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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