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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does George want to contact to corroborate his story?
2. When was the last time Joe Keller was sick, according to Kate?
3. What is Joe Keller wearing when he comes out of the house in Act 3?
4. Where does Joe Keller indicate he intends to go?
5. To what animal does George Deever compare his father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
Essay Topic 2
Arthur Miller is known for his assertion that the everyday carries with it the seeds of drama. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the first act of All My Sons. Write an essay examining the small talk of this act and the revelations about the neighbors that come later, citing three specific examples of each.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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