A Streetcar Named Desire Exam Name: _____________________________________ I. Matching- Match the character to their quote (3pts each, 30 total): Character: Quote: 1.) Blanche ______ a.) “This game is seven card stud.” 2.) Stanley ______ b.) “Poker shouldn’t be played in a house with women.” 3.) Stella ______ c.) “Whoever you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” 4.) Mitch ______ 5.) Eunice ______ 6.) Steve ______ e.) “Don’t ever believe it. Life has to go on. No matter what happens, you’ve got to keep on going.” 7.) The Young Man ______ f.) “Some people rarely touch it, but it touches them often.” d.) “These fingernails have to be trimmed.” 8.) The Mexican Woman ______ g.) “No ma’am. Cherry.” 9.) The Matron h.) “Flores para los muertos.” ______ i.) “Drunk—drunk—animal thing, you! All of you please go home!” II. Multiple Choice (3pts each, 30 total): ______ 1.) What is the first thing that Blanche looks for after Eunice lets her into Stanley and Stella’s apartment? a.) Money b.) Alcohol c.) Belle Reve’s deed of sale d.) A picture of Stanley ______ 2.) What sound is often heard rising and falling in the background of A Streetcar Named Desire? a.) Steve and Eunice fighting b.) Street vendors selling “red hots” c.) The “Blue Piano” d.) Shouts from the neighboring barrooms ______ 3.) What is Blanche’s first impression of Mitch? a.) He is superior to the likes of Stanley b.) He is a bit of a “mamma’s boy” c.) He is very shy and awkward around women d.) He could afford to lose a few pounds ______ 4.) What two things is New Orleans’s French Quarter described as smelling like? a.) Coffee and whiskey b.) Bananas and cream c.) Toffee and Bananas d.) Coffee and Bananas ______ 5.) According to Blanche, what is the only thing that Stanley could possibly be good for? a.) His looks b.) Money c.) Sex d.) Bowling ______ 6.) Which emotion most likely caused Blanche’s husband to commit suicide? a.) Guilt b.) Depression c.) Shame d.) Anger ______ 7.) What does Stanley buy Blanche for her birthday? a.) A bus ticket to Laurel b.) Nothing—he claims she isn’t worth one of his “red cents” c.) A rhinestone tiara d.) A paper lantern ______ 8.) Who were Blanche’s most frequent “visitors” before she lost Belle Reve? a.) Schoolboys b.) Married men c.) Soldiers d.) Shaw and Shep ______ 9.) Blanche claims that “desire is the opposite of…” a.) Lust b.) Love c.) Hate d.) Death ______ 10.) What occupation was Blanche fired from? a.) Teacher b.) Call-girl c.) Librarian d.) She did not work—she lived off of her inheritance III. Short Answer Questions (10pts each, 40 total): 1. Explain how the narrator of A Streetcar Named Desire uses color to define the male and female characters 2. What does the paper lantern represent in A Streetcar Named Desire? 3. According to Stanley, what is “The Napoleonic Code,” and to what extent does he practice it? 4. What is the significance of the poker games in A Streetcar Named Desire?