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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to big men who make mistakes, according to Joe?
2. What item did Larry Keller receive that upset him so greatly?
3. On what is Kate sitting at the beginning of Act 3?
4. What animal does Mr. Marcy resemble, according to Chris?
5. According to Jim, what is the star that every man has?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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