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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What word does B use to describe her son in Act 2, Part 3?
2. What is C and B's relationship to A, as it is revealed in Act 2, Part 1?
3. What happens at the end of Act 2, Part 2?
4. According to A, how long has she been alone, since her husband died?
5. What does C ask A and B about bitterness in Act 2, Part 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
A and her son had a falling-out, which was a result of many things that happened between them. How did her son's sexuality influence A's relationship with him? How did it affect their relationship when the son confronted A with his knowledge of her affair? Why? What other factors affected their relationship? What enabled them to reconcile? Was it a true reconciliation? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Fear of death and making peace with that fear is an important theme in the play. What is C's attitude toward death? What about B's? How does A feel about death? How does her attitude differ from B's and C's? What changes have enabled A to come to terms with her fear of death? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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