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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does C sit down to write in Act 2, Part 1?
2. According to Act 2, Part 2, why do men cheat?
3. What does C ask A and B about bitterness in Act 2, Part 4?
4. What does B think about her father-in-law?
5. How did A's father-in-law feel about her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A, B, and C all have different ideas about why people cheat. Do you agree that men and women cheat for different reasons? If not, what do you think is the main reason people cheat on their spouses? Why do you think that these women, in particular, feel this way? What point is Albee trying to make through this conversation? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
A's broken arm is not healing, and the doctors want to amputate, but A refuses. What is the symbolism of A's broken arm, and her refusal to have it amputated? What quality of hers prevents her from following doctor's orders? What other effects has this quality had on her life? How does A's broken arm tie in with the story about her husband's shoulder injury? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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