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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 say about her love life in Act 2, Part 1?
2. According to A, how long has she been alone, since her husband died?
3. How did A break her back?
4. What is C and B's relationship to A, as it is revealed in Act 2, Part 1?
5. How did C and Sis make a living, according to C?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
What is one of the major differences between A and Sis? Why did A feel superior to Sis because of her joy in sex? How did A lose her joy in sex? What effect did this have on A's character? How did it affect her relationship with Sis? 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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