Brighton Beach Memoirs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Brighton Beach Memoirs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. What does Nora say will be on the stage in the Broadway musical she wants to be in, in Act I?

2. How is the Jerome house described in the stage directions for Act I?

3. Eugene says in Act I that one day he’s going to be a writer like whom?

4. The Jerome house is described in the stage directions for Act I as being in “a lower middle income area inhabited mostly by” what groups?

5. What role did Zeljko Ivanek play in the original cast of Brighton Beach Memoirs?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eugene’s character relate to the theme of responsibility in Act I?

2. What is Jack Jerome carrying when he arrives home at dinnertime in Act I? Why?

3. How does Eugene describe his cousin Laurie Morton in Act I?

4. How would you describe Eugene’s relationship with his family in Act I?

5. What information does Eugene give to the reader/audience regarding Blanche Morton in the beginning of Act I?

6. What do Kate and Blanche discuss alone downstairs after dinner in Act I?

7. How is the character of Kate Jerome described in Brighton Beach Memoirs?

8. What news does Stanley relate to Eugene in their room before dinner in Act I?

9. How does Blanche Morton respond to the news that Nora Morton relates to the family before dinner in Act I?

10. How is the Jerome house described in the stage directions for Act I? What comprises the first floor of the house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the character of Jack Jerome. How old is Jack? Where does he work? How is his demeanor described when he first appears in Act I? How does Jack change through the story?

Essay Topic 2

Sexuality in Brighton Beach Memoirs

a. Discuss the differences and similarities between male and female sexuality in the play. How do Eugene and Stanley view the women and girls of their household?

b. How are the characters of Kate and Blanche similar? How are they different? How does the playwright illustrate gender expectations and roles in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Eugene Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs. How old is Eugene? What are his aspirations? What are his relationships like within his household and family? How does Eugene change in the story?

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