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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who appears in Act 1, Part 2, as C is writing?
2. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
3. Who did A/B have an affair with?
4. What does C say about her mother 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, 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
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.
Essay Topic 3
A turning point in the play was when A had her stroke at the end of Act 1. What are the changes that take place for A between Act 1 and Act 2 (aside from the obvious)? How does her stroke enable her to begin to come to terms with her past? Would she be able to make these changes in her character in any other way? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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