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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. Which of the following is not a career that Joe Keller says was an option as a child?

2. What object is Frank Lubey carrying when he talks to Ann in Act 1?

3. According to Chris in his monologue, what should have been born out of all the death in the war?

4. Ann tells Chris that doing what upsets her stomach?

5. What item is Ann sad to see is missing from her old backyard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plans does Joe Keller make for the evening?

2. What does Bert report to Joe Keller in Act 1?

3. Why is Joe asleep at the beginning of Act 2?

4. Describe the story that Jim tells about the year he left his family.

5. Describe Jim Bayliss' relationship with his wife.

6. What promise does Joe make Chris regarding Ann and why?

7. What does George suggest at the end of the scene to prove his story?

8. How does Chris describe the girl that Kate wants to set George up with?

9. Why is Ann upset with Chris after her conversation with Sue?

10. How do Joe and Chris view the world differently?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kate Keller's conception of the war is presented in the play as a great disordering of arrangements. Write an essay on Kate's struggle against this disordering, using Larry's engagement to Ann and George Deever's infatuation with Lydia as a framing device for the essay.

Essay Topic 2

Kate Keller is the most stalwart advocate of the deluded system that is the Keller household. This results in a growing paranoia in her character throughout the play. Write an essay on the growing desperation that Kate experiences throughout the play, citing three specific examples in the text.

Essay Topic 3

Chris Keller is a surrogate for Arthur Miller in this play, since his idealism and world view reflect the message of Miller's play. His debates with Joe are Miller's debates with the world. Write an essay on the topic of Chris as a surrogate for the playwright, citing three messages Miller intends to get across and how Chris projects them.

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