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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Oscar reply when Basie interrupts to ask how Israel fits into his play?

2. Courage, Kane states, is what?

3. Why must Thomas go to Quantness?

4. Why is Christina worried about Szyrk?

5. What does Oscar wonder about the movie's advertisement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What construction is taking place?

2. What takes place in Scene 2 of Oscar's play?

3. What does Oscar do when he is served a subpoena? What does Christina think about this?

4. What is the only thing the papers have gotten right?

5. How does Christina react when a real estate woman shows up at the house?

6. What does Lily say when she goes to see Oscar?

7. What is the rambling, disjointed message that Trish leaves for Christina?

8. What has Lily's lawyer told Oscar about his injuries?

9. What does Jerry think about Oscar's characters, Kane and Bagby?

10. How and why does Basie interrupt the reading of the script?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Oscar latches onto Button.

Part 1) Who is Button? Why does Oscar latch onto him? To what discovery does this lead?

Part 2) What is the connection between Button and Basie? Why is this important?

Part 3) How does this discovery affect Oscar and his case? Why does the author create Basie in this way?

Essay Topic 2

Harry dies.

Part 1) How does Harry die? Is his death foreshadowed? Explain.

Part 2) How does his death affect the other characters? Why does it affect them this way?

Part 3) What is the purpose of Harry's death? Why would the author have him die?

Part 4) Compare and contrast aspects of Harry's life and death to that of Judge Crease's.

Essay Topic 3

God has no place in law.

Part 1) Prove this statement to be true, according to the story.

Part 2) How else is religion woven throughout this story?

Part 3) What role does religion have in the decisions made by the characters? What might be the author's purpose for this?

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