All My Sons Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Frank, what did the greatest men who ever lived believe in?

2. Which of the following characters tells Ann to leave?

3. What does Ann ask Kate to do when Chris returns home?

4. What noise sends the whole neighborhood into panic at the end of the play?

5. What form of transportation does Sue sarcastically suggest Jim used to pick up George?

Essay Topics

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

The idea of money as a corrupting influence is a central theme in All My Sons. The attitude of certain characters in the play toward the world is often perverted by their attitude toward money. Write an essay on the following topics:

Part 1) How does Joe Keller's understanding of the human race become corrupted by his desire to make money? Why does he place the pursuit of wealth in such esteem?

Part 2) Compare Ann Deever's response to Chris Keller's promise to make her a fortune to Joe Keller's understanding with his wife. How do they reflect different world views?

Part 3) How does Jim and Sue Bayliss' marriage mirror the relationship between Chris and Joe Keller in regard to their conflict toward the value of money?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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