Ap97 P2 A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire Pre-AP/AP Practice #2 Scene One Multiple-choice questions


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  • 1. 
    Read the passage from Scene One of A Streetcar Named Desire that begins with Blanche’s line "I am going to take just one little tiny sip more” and ends with Blanche’s line "and—here you are!” (pages 22-30, New York, copyright 1947 by Tennessee Williams).
  • 2. 
    From the first stage directions referring to Stella (“a little wearily”), the reader can infer that Stella most likely
    • A. 

      Is tired of ignoring Blanche’s drinking

    • B. 

      Becomes depressed at the mention of their father’s death

    • C. 

      Had not expected Blanche’s hyperactivity

    • D. 

      Finds Blanche’s neediness tiring

    • E. 

      Has been struck by how fast ten years have passed

  • 3. 
    The most evocative word Stella uses when talking to Blanche about Stanley is
    • A. 

      “Polish”

    • B. 

      “different”

    • C. 

      “species”

    • D. 

      “decorations”

    • E. 

      “brass”

  • 4. 
    Blanche’s words beginning “you left!” and ending “descended on my shoulders” could best be characterized as a(n)
    • A. 

      Counterargument

    • B. 

      Non sequitur

    • C. 

      Soliloquy

    • D. 

      Rationalization

    • E. 

      Excoriation

  • 5. 
    [Choose the most complete answer.] Blanche’s lines beginning “I know, I know” and ending “died for it!” contain
    • A. 

      Antithesis

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Antithesis and parallelism

    • D. 

      Parallelism and repetition

    • E. 

      Antithesis, parallelism, and repetition

  • 6. 
    In Blanche’s long speech beginning “I, I, I took the blows,” she makes her points in all of the following ways EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Invoking graphic images of death

    • B. 

      Employing rhetorical questions

    • C. 

      Describing her feelings of helplessness

    • D. 

      Chastising Stella for her lack of involvement

    • E. 

      Presuming to voice Stella’s thoughts

  • 7. 
    The exchange between Eunice and Steve beginning “Break it up down there!” and ending “You want it in the papers?” suggests that they are
    • A. 

      Disgusted with each other

    • B. 

      Evenly matched

    • C. 

      Escalating a conflict

    • D. 

      Posturing for Steve’s friends

    • E. 

      Unable to communicate constructively

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