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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire


by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire: Your Deepest Desire Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Streetcar Named Desire? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is Belle Reve?

The name of the main character
The name of Stella and Blanche's ancestral home
The name of a character in a book Stella is reading for her book club
The name of a popular coffee
Q. What does Blanche give as her reason for visiting New Orleans?

She is taking a leave of absence from her teaching job because of her nerves
She wanted to see where her sister lives
Did somebody say Mardi Gras?
Because Stella is ailing and needs her assistance
Q. Why does Stanley go through Blanche's trunk?

He's looking for a bill of sale
He wants to try on her clothes
He's looking to see if she has any money he can "borrow"
He's checking for explosives
Q. What did Stella ask Stanley not to tell Blanche?

That she is pregnant
That they won the lottery
That Blanche is insufferable
That they have bed bugs
Q. About what do Stanley and Blanche argue during the poker game?

Whose turn it is in the bathroom
The radio (she wants it on, he wants it off)
Belle Reve