A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire Overview Quiz
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

    In what city is the play set?

  • Question 2

    How does Blanche Dubois's name translate in French?

  • Question 3

    What does Stella refuse to believe about Stanley?

  • Question 4

    What fears of Blanche's does Stanley exploit?

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

    What birthday "gift" does Stanley give to Blanche?

  • Question 7

    Where is Blanche going at the end of the play?

  • Question 8

    What has happened to Blanche's husband?

  • Question 9

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

  • Question 10

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

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