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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many times did C have sex with the young man she describes in Act 2, Part 1?
2. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
3. What does C want A and B to tell her, in Act 2, Part 4?
4. Why does A believe that old age is the best time of life?
5. According to A, what is possible in the final moment of life?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
C is offended by A's use of racist words throughout the play. B defends A, saying that the words don't mean anything, they are just the words that A learned to use. Does this excuse A's use of the words? Do you think that A's use of these words is malicious or, as B says, unconscious? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
A and her son had a falling-out, which was a result of many things that happened between them. How did her son's sexuality influence A's relationship with him? How did it affect their relationship when the son confronted A with his knowledge of her affair? Why? What other factors affected their relationship? What enabled them to reconcile? Was it a true reconciliation? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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