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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does A believe that old age is the best time of life?
2. What is B's response to C's concern at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?
3. What does A remember about flirting at work when she was younger?
4. What does B tell A about their father?
5. How did A's mother-in-law feel about her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
A's disjointed memories serve several purposes throughout the play. How do they allow for exposition? Is this an effective method of exposition? Why or why not? How do these memories highlight A's mental deterioration as it parallels her physical deterioration? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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