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. Why does A begin to cry in Act 1, Part 1?

2. How do B and C react when A cries?

3. Who had a glass eye?

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

5. How did A get rich?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens at the end of Act 2, Part 2?

3. What does A say about her personal strength, in Act 1, Part 4?

4. What is the significance of A, B, and C's lack of names?

5. What is revealed about B and C at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?

6. According to B, what changed about her mother after her father died?

7. When C asks for more details about her husband in Act 2, Part 2, how does B describe him?

8. What happened during the bracelet incident?

9. How does C describe herself in Act 2, Part 1?

10. Why does C object to the way A describes her husband in Act 1, Part 2?

Essay 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 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 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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