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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. C wonders, in Act 2, Part 4, if what ended with her?
2. How did A kill time while she was bedridden after breaking her back?
3. According to A, how old was A's husband when he died?
4. What is the best moment of life according to A?
5. According to A, what is possible in the final moment of life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When A is upset about forgetting things, C suggests that there is safety and salvation in forgetting things. Do the other events of the play suggest that it is possible to do so? Or is it necessary to come to terms with the past and resolve the issues of one's past with the reality of one's present? How does A resolve the issues of her past before her death? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
A tells her son of a premonition she had about her death. What are the most important details in this premonition? What is the significance of A's hand being cold when the son takes it? Why does A repeat this fact over and over? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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