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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In A's premonition, who was with her when she died?
2. How does B react when her son walks in?
3. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
4. What happened to B's son in school?
5. Why do A and B make fun of A's deceased husband?
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
A describes the changes that came over her mother after her father's death, and both B and C say that she couldn't possibly have changed so much In what ways did she change significantly? What caused their mother to change so much? What effect did these changes have on A and Sis's relationship with their mother? 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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