Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Joe Keller promise at the end of the act?
2. With whom does Jim say he wants to play golf?
3. Whose son constantly takes people's temperatures?
4. What is the only part of the paper that Joe Keller reads?
5. What does Chris think that he and Joe should tell Kate?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does George believe that Chris already knows Joe is guilty?
2. What is Kate's concern about Ann?
3. How do Joe and Chris view the world differently?
4. In this section of Act 1, what deal do Joe and Chris strike regarding Chris's staying with the family business?
5. What story does Kate tell to demonstrate her intuitive connection with Larry?
6. What does Kate warn Ann of, regarding Chris?
7. What is the significance of the fallen tree in the Kellers' yard?
8. Describe Joe Keller.
9. Describe the story that Jim tells about the year he left his family.
10. What does Bert report to Joe Keller in Act 1?
Ann Deever is a surrogate in many respects for the audience in the play. She is familiar with the Keller family but not with the web of delusion and lies that has held their household together since the factory scandal and Larry's death. Write an essay about Ann's relationship with several characters and how it reflects the audience's reaction to the Keller family.
Part 1) Ann is in love with Chris Keller for his idealism and yearning for a life that stands for more than making money. She fears that his presence in a house with his parents is driving him to despair. How does her love for Chris reflect our attitude towards him? How does their relationship reflect our relationship to Miller's message?
Part 2) From her arrival at the house, Ann is in conflict with Kate Keller about Larry. How does this conflict amplify the truly destructive delusion that tears the Kellers apart daily?
Part 3) Examine Ann's ambivalent relationship with Joe. How does her affection that changes to pitied revulsion change our attitude toward Joe as a character?
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.
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.
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