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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many times did C have sex with the young man she describes in Act 2, Part 1?
2. What does A remember about flirting at work when she was younger?
3. What word does B use to describe her son in Act 2, Part 3?
4. How did A's mother react when A's father died?
5. What does C ask A and B about bitterness in Act 2, Part 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
A describes the changes that came over her mother after her father's death, and both B and C say that she couldn't possibly have changed so much In what ways did she change significantly? What caused their mother to change so much? What effect did these changes have on A and Sis's relationship with their mother? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
The figures of the son and the husband are archetypes for males. Despite their difference in age they share many qualities, which is why the pronoun "he" is used interchangeably to refer to both of them. What are the qualities that the son and husband share? How does A view them both? What message is Albee sending the audience about males in general? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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