A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis

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Audiences of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams were shocked by all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

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1. New Orleans is a significant setting in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire for its reputation for all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

2. Which of the following BEST describes Blanche from Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the plot, major themes and historical relevance of A Streetcar Named Desire. You will be tested on your understanding of how social realism influences the play's major setting and characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following elements of A Streetcar Named Desire:

  • Setting
  • Characterization
  • Mood and tone
  • Reception of the play
  • Historical context of the story

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related A Streetcar Named Desire lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding A Streetcar Named Desire's setting and interpret its significance in the play and symbolism to the audience
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as social realism and psychological realism

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on A Streetcar Named Desire. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding the difference between Blanche's self-perception and the character's reality
  • Track the relationship between Blanche and Stanley
  • Define social realism and recognize how it's used in the play
  • Define psychological realism and understand how it influenced Williams's work
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