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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did A's father-in-law feel about her?
2. C wonders, in Act 2, Part 4, if what ended with her?
3. Why do A and B make fun of A's deceased husband?
4. Why was A glad to see her son when he came to visit?
5. In Act 2, Part 1, what does A tell C she should do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What is one of the major differences between A and Sis? Why did A feel superior to Sis because of her joy in sex? How did A lose her joy in sex? What effect did this have on A's character? How did it affect her relationship with Sis? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
C is offended by A's use of racist words throughout the play. B defends A, saying that the words don't mean anything, they are just the words that A learned to use. Does this excuse A's use of the words? Do you think that A's use of these words is malicious or, as B says, unconscious? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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