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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. Who is Thomas?

2. When Oscar admits at least one instance of two substitutes fighting and killing one another exists, how does Pai respond?

3. Why does James B. file a suit?

4. Why must Thomas go to Quantness?

5. How does Mother reply when Thomas asks what she wants?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mother refuses to leave her broken-down farmhouse, what is the reasoning she gives to Thomas?

2. Why is Trish suing to maintain support payments for her son?

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

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

5. What does Thomas recall about war in this scene?

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

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

8. How does Kiester respond to this?

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

10. How does Oscar explain his accident?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oscar is involved in a car accident.

Part 1) How is he in a car accident? How does this accident act as a catalyst?

Part 2) How does his accident affect the decision he makes? Are they good decisions? Why or why not?

Part 3) What is the ultimate outcome in Oscar's life because of this accident? Why was this accident so important?

Essay Topic 2

Lily snaps.

Part 1) What stress does Lily have in her life? Why does she snap?

Part 2) How do others deal with her at this point? Why? What is the connection with her snapping to what is going on in the story?

Part 3) What does this reveal about Lily's personality? What are your thoughts and opinion of Lily? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

The family myth is destroyed.

Part 1) What is the family myth? How is it destroyed? How are the various characters affected by this?

Part 2) How different would the story have been if this myth had been discovered earlier in the story?

Part 3) How has this discover affected you as the reader? Why?

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