Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not among the descriptors George uses to describe Martha during this section?

2. When, according to George,did he receive the fateful telegram?

3. George compares Nick to what animal as they argue about his upsetting Honey?

4. What does George tell Martha is the first thing they have to do?

5. What three words are repeated in relation to George and Martha at the beginning of the third act?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the meaning of the song "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Use specific instances in the play when it is used by characters, and examine why they sing it. Use these instances to justify your thesis as to the song's meaning.

Essay Topic 2

Repetition of phrases is a central component of Albee's writing. Write an essay about the purpose of this repetition. Defend your position with paragraphs about the following repeated phrases:

Part 1) Snap

Part 2)Truth and Illusion

Part 3) She's slim-hipped

Essay Topic 3

Three times in the play, Honey is reduced to tears or gets sick. Write a paragraph about each of these breakdowns - one in each act - and how, together, they signify the yielding of social grace and denial to the reality of a desperate, helpless life.

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