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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. C wonders, in Act 2, Part 4, if what ended with her?
2. What metaphor does B use for middle age?
3. According to A and B's conversation at the end of Act 2, Part 2, what made A's father-in-law happy?
4. Who is the son suddenly able to hear and see at the beginning of Act 2, Part 4?
5. Why was A glad to see her son when he came to visit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
C cannot understand why she marries her husband, after B's description of him. What qualities do you think C would value in a husband? Why does she have trouble understanding why she marries her husband? What reason does A give for why she married her husband? How does C feel about those reasons? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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