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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 part of Ann's body does Kate think has gotten bigger?
2. What French expression does Chris use to refer to Joe in Act 2?
3. What order does Kate Keller repeatedly give Joe Keller at the end of the act?
4. What section of the paper is Chris always reading?
5. What did Ann nearly do two years ago?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chris describe the girl that Kate wants to set George up with?
2. How does Kate recommend Joe make amends to Chris?
3. What is the significance of the fallen tree in the Kellers' yard?
4. What promise does Chris make Ann after proposing, and how does this promise relate to his omnipresent guilt?
5. Why did Frank Lubey not go to war?
6. What favor does Ann ask of Kate and why?
7. What news does Frank Lubey bring to the Keller house?
8. What did Joe think would happen after the faulty cylinder heads went out?
9. Why is Joe asleep at the beginning of Act 2?
10. Why does Joe only read the want ads in the paper?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to write an essay about:
1.) What does fighting in the war teach Chris Keller about the world? How is this lesson destroyed by what he experiences when he returns to the States, and why does he feel guilty as a result? What is Miller saying about the perversion of values in America?
2.) Compare Joe Keller's assessment of the war-producers in the United States in Act 3 to Chris Keller's description of the men he fought with in the war. How do these descriptions reflect opposing values systems.
3.) Compare Kate Keller and Ann Deever's situations following the war. How are they both held prisoners by the war?
Essay Topic 2
Chris Keller is presented throughout the play as a mingling of strength and weakness. Write an essay on the topic of what hardships Chris can withstand and what seemingly small issues cripple him and drive him to tears. Why is Chris this way?
Essay Topic 3
Several objects in the play serve the purpose of reminding present characters of characters that are absent. At times they serve this purpose in a destructive way, stymieing the lives of those they touch and other illuminate the reality of life and free characters to move on. Write a three-part essay on the following objects:
Part 1) Larry's tree
Part 2) The hat George wears
Part 3) Larry's letter to Ann
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