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

2. Today's newspaper implicates what about the producer, Kiester?

3. How does Oscar say Bagby's swindling differs from Pentagon operations?

4. Why does Oscar include natural slavery in the play?

5. What does Lily advise Oscar about the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the official transcript of Oscar's deposition open?

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

3. What does Oscar think of Basie? Why does he keep him around?

4. How does the reader first meet Trish Hemsley?

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

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

7. What does Lily do and say when she visits Oscar?

8. Why does Oscar want invasion of privacy added to his complaint? Why does he want to add this?

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

10. How does Kevin know about Oscar's scar, according to Lily?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oscar and Christina are siblings.

Part 1) Describe their relationship.

Part 2) Describe their similarities and differences. Explain why they have these similarities and differences.

Part 3) Compare and contrast their relationship with one another to their relationships with others.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

There is a comparison between the dialogue of plays to action in films.

Part 1) Describe dialogue in the play. Describe action in the film.

Part 2) How are dialogue and action compared? Why are they compared?

Part 3) How is this comparison revealed when Oscar sees the movie? What are his thoughts on dialogue in a play and action in a film? Why does he feel this way?

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