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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 mechanical part did Joe Keller and Steve Deever's factory make?
3. Where does Kate Keller have a pain in Act 1?
4. According to Chris in his monologue, what should have been born out of all the death in the war?
5. How long will it be until Steve Deever is free?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Frank Lubey and Ann's interchange.
2. What promise does Chris make Ann after proposing, and how does this promise relate to his omnipresent guilt?
3. What request does Sue Bayliss make of Ann and why?
4. How did Larry die, according to his letter?
5. Describe the story that Jim tells about the year he left his family.
6. What is George's attitude toward the setting?
7. What does Bert report to Joe Keller in Act 1?
8. Why does Kate have to go into the house?
9. Why is Joe asleep at the beginning of Act 2?
10. How does Joe explain Steve Deever's version of events?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Miller's play is wonderfully layered in the sense that it contains many smaller characters with developed and nuanced attitudes toward man's duty towards his fellow man. Their ideas about their place in the world are complex and passionate. Write an essay in three parts regarding three of these characters and how his day-to-day life bolsters and challenges his beliefs:
Part 1) Frank Lubey
Part 2) Jim Bayliss
Part 3) George Deever
Essay Topic 2
Why does Joe Keller kill himself? Write an essay on this topic, citing three specific realizations that Joe has in the last act of the play, leading to his going into the house to kill himself.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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