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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. Why is C in the house with A and B?
2. What do A and B tease C about?
3. According to C, why are B and C not as excited about the movie star as A is?
4. Why does the bracelet incident affect A so deeply?
5. Why did Sis have to be forced into marriage?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to A's arm?
2. What does B say about the best time of life?
3. In Act 1, Part 2, what does C say about A's finances?
4. How does A's son feel about her use of racial slurs?
5. What happened during the bracelet incident?
6. What happens as A dies?
7. What does A say about her son in Act 1, Part 4?
8. What does C tell A in Act 2, Part 4?
9. What qualities did Sis have that made A jealous of her?
10. Who are the three main characters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
C cannot understand why she marries her husband, after B's description of him. What qualities do you think C would value in a husband? Why does she have trouble understanding why she marries her husband? What reason does A give for why she married her husband? How does C feel about those reasons? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
A makes references to her son, and their estrangement, before the son materializes in person in Act 2. What caused the estrangement between A and her son? How was this estrangement resolved? Was A able to forgive her son? If not, how was their reconciliation reached? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
A feels that her jewelry, and all it represented, was fake. C says that to her being given jewelry means that she is valued, and that is not at all fake. Why does C feel so differently from A? What happened to A to make her lose her love for jewelry? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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