Top Girls Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The job Jeanine will interview for with less pay also offers:

2. As the baby grew inside of Joan, she:

3. What activity did Isabella put her life's energy into?

4. Who asks Joan to finish her story about giving birth?

5. What was one of the Emperor's rituals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why might the author include so few details about the identity of Marlene's lover?

2. What evidence from the play further supports Marlene's stated admiration of Margaret Thatcher?

3. How does Act 2, Scene 1 sketch an example of the post-feminist world?

4. Based on what you know of Marlene's character from the play, do you think she would do things differently if she had the chance?

5. What is the significance of the menstrual blood exchange between Kit and Angie? Are they trying to prove anything here?

6. How does Angie lack traditional femininity in Act 2, Scene 2?

7. How is Angie's presence in Act 2, Scene 3, Part 2 Churchill's reminder of Marlene's determination to succeed?

8. Why might Joyce have been so short with Marlene on her visit?

9. What evidence from the play supports Marlene's reason for bringing such nice gifts to the house when it was not Christmas or anyone's birthday?

10. Based on what you know about Louise's character, how might she act when she returns to her office today?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the women in Act 1 serve as manifestations of particular aspects of the life of Marlene? Select three characters in your essay.

Essay Topic 2

Ultimately, what sort of achievements are more admirable to Churchill: achievements based on inner independence, strength and courage, or financial and power-based victories? Explain your response with examples and characters from the play.

Essay Topic 3

How does the interview between Marlene and Jeanine define the conflicts and sacrifices that women in the early 1980s encountered in the post-feminist world?

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