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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Joe Keller?
2. What does Frank Lubey have with him when he arrives in the neighbor's yard in this scene?
3. What does Chris accuse his father of at the end of the act?
4. What does Ann tell George before he leaves?
5. According to Frank, what did the greatest men who ever lived believe in?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Chris Keller is presented throughout the play as a mingling of strength and weakness. Write an essay on the topic of what hardships Chris can withstand and what seemingly small issues cripple him and drive him to tears. Why is Chris this way?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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