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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did A's son come to see her for the first time after leaving?
2. A's son came to see her how many years after he left?
3. How did A's father-in-law feel about her?
4. What does C ask A and B regarding A's accident?
5. What does C say about her mother in Act 2, Part 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In the second act, it becomes clear that B and C are younger versions of A, and each of them tell their versions of the story. What happened to make A and B so impatient with C's perspective? Was there any defining event that marked the transition from C to B, and from B to A? If so, what was it? If not, what defines these women at each stage of their life? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
C cannot understand why she marries her husband, after B's description of him. What qualities do you think C would value in a husband? Why does she have trouble understanding why she marries her husband? What reason does A give for why she married her husband? How does C feel about those reasons? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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