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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. What does Christina say when Oscar says he needs a secretary?
2. Why is Oscar upset by this news?
3. Why are the Judge's ashes in a coffee can?
4. Why is Deedee out $80,000?
5. What does Lily tell Oscar have been dashed?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Christina and Lily find Oscar staring blankly in the library?
2. What does Jerry think about Oscar's characters, Kane and Bagby?
3. What are Oscar's plans for his play?
4. What does Jerry think about religion?
5. What might happen regarding the legal bills brought about from Oscars suit? Why is this?
6. What does Oscar plan to do with his play?
7. In what ways is the lower court correct? In what ways is Oscar correct?
8. Why does Oscar want Christina to see the television?
9. What is the only thing the papers have gotten right?
10. Why is Lily's father unable to collect his son's insurance money?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A recurring theme is black vs. Jew.
Part 1) Why does the author make this a theme?
Part 2) How does this theme affect the relationships of the characters of varying ethnicity?
Part 3) Are you surprised about this theme in a contemporary story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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