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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Joe, what happens to Chris if you overcharge someone two cents?
2. Who informed Steve Deever that the cylinder heads were cracked?
3. In what state is George at the end of the day?
4. What has George come to the Kellers' house to do?
5. Which of the following is not among the foods Kate mentions having in her refrigerator?
Essay Topic 1
Characters in All My Sons make frequent reference to the supernatural in the play, as if there were an otherworldly hand guiding their daily actions. Write an essay in the following three parts:
Part 1) Examine how the destruction of Larry's tree - and the dream that surrounds its destruction - affects Kate Keller's world. What significance does she assign to it?
Part 2) What is Frank Lubey's world view, and how is it the result of the life he has lived to this point in his life?
Part 3) What does Jim Bayliss have to say about the nature of fate and the stars in the third act? How is it a refutation of the ideas of both Frank Lubey and Kate Keller?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay about the Keller family's place in the community at the beginning of the play. How do they believe they are perceived by the neighborhood and how are they perceived in reality? How do they maintain their supposed status? Cite specific moments in the play to corroborate your answer.
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