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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. Whose arm is broken in Act 1, Part 1?
2. What does A's son sometimes bring when he comes to visit?
3. How does B try to reassure A when she cries in Act 1, Part 3?
4. What does B say about children in act 1, part 1?
5. What advice does B give C about getting older in Act 1, Part 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. When C asks for more details about her husband in Act 2, Part 2, how does B describe him?
2. What does C say about how she and Sis made a living in Act 2, Part 1?
3. What does A say about her living will in Act 2, Part 1?
4. What is the significance of A's rambling and disjointed memories?
5. What does A say about riding in Act 1, Part 2?
6. What is revealed about B and C at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?
7. According to the argument A, B, and C have in Act 2, Part 2, why do people cheat?
8. What do B and C say about the movie star A met?
9. How does A describe her relationship with Sis in Act 1, Part 3?
10. What does B represent?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The bracelet story is a turning point in A's life, as well as in the play's plot. How did the bracelet incident change A's life? How did it change her marriage? What long-lasting effects did it have on A's character? How did it affect her emotionally? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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