A Streetcar Named Desire

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This quiz asks questions about information shared previously in a PowerPoint presentation over Streetcar Named Desire. It asks about both the author as well as the story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What name was Tennessee Williams born with?

    • A.

      Paul

    • B.

      Thomas

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Charles

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas
    Explanation
    Tennessee Williams was born with the name Thomas.

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  • 2. 

    What word best describes Tennessee's home life?

    • A.

      Loving

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      Unstable

    • D.

      Nomadic

    Correct Answer
    C. Unstable
    Explanation
    Tennessee's father was emotionally absent and his sister was mentall ill, later undergoing a lobotomy

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  • 3. 

    From what college did Tennessee earn his degree?

    • A.

      University of Iowa

    • B.

      University of Nebraska

    • C.

      Harvard

    • D.

      University of Missouri

    Correct Answer
    A. University of Iowa
    Explanation
    Tennessee dropped out of University of Missouri but went back and got his degree from University of Iowa

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  • 4. 

    Where did Tennessee move when he was 27?

    • A.

      New York City

    • B.

      New Orleans

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Chicagp

    Correct Answer
    B. New Orleans
    Explanation
    At this time, Tennessee also openly admitted to being gay.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of Tennessee's lover?

    • A.

      Sam Lennon

    • B.

      Paul Joseph

    • C.

      Adam Trout

    • D.

      Frank Merlo

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Merlo
    Explanation
    Frank Merlo is the correct answer because he was indeed Tennessee's lover. Frank Merlo was an American actor and the long-term partner of Tennessee Williams, a renowned playwright. They had a significant romantic relationship that lasted for over a decade until Merlo's death in 1963.

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  • 6. 

    How did Tennessee Williams die?

    • A.

      Lung Cancer

    • B.

      Old age

    • C.

      Choked to death on a bottle cap

    • D.

      Car accident

    Correct Answer
    C. Choked to death on a bottle cap
    Explanation
    Tennessee died in New York City in 1983. Tennessee's brother maintains that Tennessee was actually murdered becaus he planned to make changes to his will.

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  • 7. 

    In what year is the play set?

    • A.

      1941

    • B.

      1949

    • C.

      1938

    • D.

      1947

    Correct Answer
    D. 1947
  • 8. 

    Which character was previously  married to  a gay man?

    • A.

      Stella

    • B.

      Blanche

    • C.

      Stanley

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    B. Blanche
    Explanation
    Blanche is the character who was previously married to a gay man. This is revealed in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire." Blanche's husband, Allan Grey, committed suicide after Blanche discovered his homosexuality. This event deeply affected Blanche and contributed to her fragile mental state throughout the play.

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  • 9. 

    Which word best describes Stanley and Stella's relationship?

    • A.

      Animalistic

    • B.

      Loving

    • C.

      Affectionate

    • D.

      Stable

    Correct Answer
    A. Animalistic
  • 10. 

    Which word best describes Stella?

    • A.

      Powerful

    • B.

      Outgoing

    • C.

      Submissive

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    C. Submissive
    Explanation
    Stella is described as submissive because this word suggests that she is passive and easily yielding to others. It implies that she tends to comply with the wishes or demands of others without resistance or assertiveness.

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  • 11. 

    Blanche falls in love with which character?

    • A.

      Stanley

    • B.

      Mitch

    • C.

      Alan

    • D.

      Leonard

    Correct Answer
    B. Mitch
    Explanation
    Blanche falls in love with Mitch.

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  • 12. 

    Between whom is Stella torn?

    • A.

      Mitch and Stanley

    • B.

      Blanche and Mitch

    • C.

      Stanley and Blanche

    • D.

      Stanley and Harold

    Correct Answer
    C. Stanley and Blanche
    Explanation
    Stella lets both her husband, Stanley, and her sister, Blanche, tell her what to do. She must choose between them.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are themes we will study in the story?

    • A.

      Fantasy vs. Reality

    • B.

      Alcohol

    • C.

      Dependence on Men

    • D.

      Bathing

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fantasy vs. Reality
    C. Dependence on Men
    Explanation
    The themes that will be studied in the story are "Fantasy vs. Reality" and "Dependence on Men." These themes suggest that the story will explore the contrast between imagination and truth, as well as the idea of relying on men for support or validation. The inclusion of "Alcohol" and "Bathing" as options may be distracting, as they do not directly relate to the given themes.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following are two of the motifs that we will track during the story?

    • A.

      Darkness

    • B.

      Light

    • C.

      Polka Music

    • D.

      Waltzing

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Light
    C. Polka Music
    Explanation
    The question asks for two motifs that will be tracked during the story. A motif is a recurring element or theme that contributes to the overall meaning or atmosphere of a story. In this case, "Light" and "Polka Music" can both be motifs that are significant in the story. "Light" can symbolize hope, enlightenment, or clarity, while "Polka Music" can represent joy, celebration, or cultural identity. By tracking these motifs, the reader can gain a deeper understanding of the story's themes and messages.

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  • 15. 

    Which word best describe Stanley?

    • A.

      Kind

    • B.

      Rude

    • C.

      Friendly

    • D.

      Sensitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Rude
    Explanation
    Stanley is described as "rude" because this word implies that he lacks politeness, respect, and consideration for others. It suggests that he may be impolite, offensive, or dismissive in his interactions and behavior towards others. This description indicates that Stanley's attitude and demeanor are not friendly or kind, but rather unpleasant and disrespectful.

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