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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
2. According to B, what is the best time of life?
3. How did C and Sis make a living, according to C?
4. Who appears in Act 1, Part 2, as C is writing?
5. According to A, why did she marry her husband?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
A, B, and C are female characters in different stages of life, but they are also archetypes. What do they each represent? What qualities do they possess? Are the qualities each woman possesses common to all women in her stage of life? Why or why not? Do you think A, B, and C are accurate archetypes? Why or why not? 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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