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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to A and B's conversation at the end of Act 2, Part 2, what made A's father-in-law happy?
2. What does A hope for regarding her death?
3. What is B's response to C's concern at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?
4. What does C remember her mother telling her in Act 2, Part 1?
5. What metaphor does B use for middle age?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
C is offended by A's use of racist words throughout the play. B defends A, saying that the words don't mean anything, they are just the words that A learned to use. Does this excuse A's use of the words? Do you think that A's use of these words is malicious or, as B says, unconscious? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Sis is an archetype of the sibling rival. In what ways was A jealous of Sis, or competing with her? What qualities did A have which Sis didn't? How did A feel about the qualities she possessed that Sis didn't? How did their parents treat A and Sis? Was there any difference? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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