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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does B react when her son walks in?
2. According to Act 2, Part 2, why do men cheat?
3. What does C tell A in Act 2, Part 4?
4. Why does A believe that old age is the best time of life?
5. What was the son carrying as he walked in, in A's premonition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
A makes references to her son, and their estrangement, before the son materializes in person in Act 2. What caused the estrangement between A and her son? How was this estrangement resolved? Was A able to forgive her son? If not, how was their reconciliation reached? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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