A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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A Streetcar Named Desire Overview Quiz

"I've always depended on the kindness of strangers," Blanche DuBois repeatedly coos in A Streetcar Named Desire. But despite Blanche's soft words, all is not well in her world. Be sure you recall the tension that exists between Blanche, her sister Stella, and Stella's husband Stanley by taking the eNotes Overview quiz about the popular play by Tennessee Williams here.

  • Question 1

    What is the name of the man Blanche hopes will rescue her?

  • Question 2

    Stanely discovers Blanche has fled her hometown because she has been accused of:

  • Question 3

    In what city is the play set?

  • Question 4

    Where is Blanche going at the end of the play?

  • Question 5

    How does Blanche Dubois's name translate in French?

  • Question 6

    What has happened to Blanche's husband?

  • Question 7

    What birthday "gift" does Stanley give to Blanche?

  • Question 8

    What does Stella refuse to believe about Stanley?

  • Question 9

    What was the name of the Dubois family's estate?

  • Question 10

    What fears of Blanche's does Stanley exploit?

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