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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. Harry hopes once Szyrk is reversed, what will happen?

2. In the next scene, Thomas intends to ignore what?

3. William longs to fight in the war, which Thomas says what?

4. Bagby says the miners fear a drop in wages if the President does what?

5. In more responsive hands, observes the Times, the characters of the movie might have reflected what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the complaint that is filed by Oscar?

3. What does Oscar do when Harold Basie arrives?

4. What is explained about the slave, Israel? What are both the Major, Kane, and William's thoughts regarding this discussion?

5. How does Oscar use Shakespeare in his argument? What is Pai's response to this?

6. Why can Oscar not go to California, according to Christina? What are Basie and Oscar's plans, regarding this trip?

7. How does Kiester respond to this?

8. Why has Pai been having this discussion with Oscar? What does he want to know?

9. Why must Thomas go to Quantness in this part of the play?

10. What do Pai and Oscar do after Oscar's nap?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A minor theme is Hiawatha.

Part 1) What or who is Hiawatha? How is this a theme?

Part 2) Why has the author included this as a theme?

Part 3) What is its connection with other themes in the book? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Oscar milks the insurance company for his accident.

Part 1) Why does he do this? Is he successful? Why or why not?

Part 2) What is the importance of money in this story? Why it is so important?

Part 3) How is Oscar milked for his own money? What is the connection between the money he gives to others and the money he hopes to receive form his insurance company and law suits?

Essay Topic 3

Another minor theme is religious hypocrisy.

Part 1) How is this a theme? Why has the author included this as a theme?

Part 2) What can you guess about the author's opinion of the judicial system, based on this theme?

Part 3) How is this theme threaded throughout the story? How is this theme significant? How does it affect the various characters?

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