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by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire Quiz 1

1. Tennessee Williams first big success was

  • <i>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</i>
  • <i>The Rose Tattoo</i>
  • <i>The Glass Menagerie</i>
  • <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>

2. Williams hailed from

  • Alabama
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mississippi and Missouri
  • Guyville, Tennessee

3. Williams was greatly influenced by the mental problems of

  • his mother, Blanche
  • his father, Stan
  • his sister, Rose
  • his brother, Thom

4. <i>Streetcar</i> takes place in

  • Laurel
  • Atlanta
  • New Orleans
  • Stratford-on-Guy

5. The play is set in

  • the 1930s
  • the 1940s
  • the 1950s
  • the 1960s

6. The play's initial reception can only be described as

  • critical success and commercial failure
  • commercial success and critical failure
  • commercial and critical failure
  • commercial and critical success

7. The play starts in what season?

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

8. The play ends in what season?

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

9. Blanche is Stella's

  • sister-in-law
  • mother
  • cousin
  • sister

10. Blanche and Stella hail from a background that would best be described as

  • impoverished Southern aristocracy
  • nouveau riche
  • blue-collar
  • middle-class

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