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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens at the end of Act 2, Part 2?
2. When did A/B decide to have an affair?
3. What does C remember her mother telling her in Act 2, Part 1?
4. How did C and Sis make a living, according to C?
5. What does C say about her sex life in Act 2, Part 1?
Essay Topic 1
The bracelet story is a turning point in A's life, as well as in the play's plot. How did the bracelet incident change A's life? How did it change her marriage? What long-lasting effects did it have on A's character? How did it affect her emotionally? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Fear of death and making peace with that fear is an important theme in the play. What is C's attitude toward death? What about B's? How does A feel about death? How does her attitude differ from B's and C's? What changes have enabled A to come to terms with her fear of 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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