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. How does B respond to A's tantrum in Act 1, Part 4?

2. What expression does A use that B laughs at?

3. What happens to A at the end of Act 1, Part 4?

4. A was more careful than Sis about what?

5. What worries C, regarding A's bathroom habits?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does A say about her mother in Act 1, Part 2?

4. What does A hope for as she looks at herself in the hospital bed in Act 2, Part 1?

5. What does A represent?

6. What does B say about the best time of life?

7. How do A, B, and C react to the son's arrival?

8. What happened to A's arm?

9. What does A say about jewelry at the beginning of Act 1, Part 4?

10. How did A's father die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A, B, and C are female characters in different stages of life, but they are also archetypes. What do they each represent? What qualities do they possess? Are the qualities each woman possesses common to all women in her stage of life? Why or why not? Do you think A, B, and C are accurate archetypes? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

When A is upset about forgetting things, C suggests that there is safety and salvation in forgetting things. Do the other events of the play suggest that it is possible to do so? Or is it necessary to come to terms with the past and resolve the issues of one's past with the reality of one's present? How does A resolve the issues of her past before her death? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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