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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why was A better off after she broke her back?
2. How does C respond to A's reasoning for her marriage?
3. What does A want to celebrate in Act 2, Part 4?
4. In Act 2, Part 1, what does A tell C she should do?
5. B tells C that she will meet her husband in how many years?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A feels that her jewelry, and all it represented, was fake. C says that to her being given jewelry means that she is valued, and that is not at all fake. Why does C feel so differently from A? What happened to A to make her lose her love for jewelry? 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, 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.
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