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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to B's son in school?
2. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
3. How does C respond to A's reasoning for her marriage?
4. How did A's mother react when A's father died?
5. What are A and B's reactions to what C says about how she and Sis made a living?
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
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
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.
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