Ap97 P1 A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire Pre-AP/AP Practice #1 Scene One Multiple-choice questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the passage from Scene One that begins with the opening stage directions and ends with Blanche’s line "No, one’s my limit” (pages 13-21, New York, copyright 1947 by Tennessee Williams).
  • 2. 
    [Choose the most complete answer.] In the opening stage directions (“The exterior . . . can be heard overlapping”), the playwright creates a positive impression of the setting by using
    • A. 

      Evocative diction

    • B. 

      Sensory images

    • C. 

      Evocative diction and sensory images

    • D. 

      Sensory images and direct commentary

    • E. 

      Evocative diction, sensory images, and direct commentary

  • 3. 
    The stage directions immediately following Stanley’s saying “Meat!” serve primarily to
    • A. 

      Suggest that New Orleans is a primitive place

    • B. 

      Provide insight into Stella’s attitude toward her husband

    • C. 

      Show that Stanley is abusive toward Stella

    • D. 

      Demonstrate that Stanley values his male friends more than he values Stella

    • E. 

      Evoke the lighthearted atmosphere of this part of New Orleans

  • 4. 
    After Eunice’s lines beginning “I’m all right,” the others “all laugh” most likely because of Eunice’s
    • A. 

      Peremptory tone toward Stella

    • B. 

      Intentional irony

    • C. 

      Saucy attitude toward Steve

    • D. 

      Use of the term “poor boy’s”

    • E. 

      Illogical change of subject

  • 5. 
    In the stage directions that introduce Blanche, the sentence beginning “She is daintily dressed” functions as
    • A. 

      Support for an assertion

    • B. 

      The restatement of a hypothesis

    • C. 

      The refutation of a claim

    • D. 

      Elaboration on a theory

    • E. 

      A shift in the paragraph’s focus

  • 6. 
    [Choose the most complete answer.] The reader can infer that the names of the three streetcars Blanche lists are
    • A. 

      Symbolic

    • B. 

      Euphemistic

    • C. 

      Literal and symbolic

    • D. 

      Symbolic and euphemistic

    • E. 

      Literal, symbolic, and euphemistic

  • 7. 
    In the interaction between Blanche and Eunice, the sense of Blanche’s incongruity with the neighborhood is most clearly highlighted by Eunice’s
    • A. 

      Intrusive questions

    • B. 

      Pushy behavior

    • C. 

      Solicitousness

    • D. 

      Speech patterns

    • E. 

      Abrupt actions

  • 8. 
    In her conversation with Stella, Blanche could LEAST be characterized as
    • A. 

      Solicitous

    • B. 

      Melodramatic

    • C. 

      Duplicitous

    • D. 

      Nervous

    • E. 

      Hyperbolic

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